A New Starting Point - one day workshop with Basingstoke Embroiderers Guild

 Torn newspaper layered with painted Bondaweb.

I am going to alternate writing up my workshops with the Dublin show. I will show you some of the graduate work from Dublin in the next post.

I have taught A New Starting Point twice in the past three days. A treat for me but could be monotonous for you, hence the alternation.
The first workshop was with the ladies of Basingstoke Embroiderers Guild on Thursday 7th November. We got off to a flying start painting up the Bondaweb then getting down to business with the 'backgrounds' and 'pretties'. The tearing and layering process is a simple one but can be difficult to get to grips with at the start. 

I love this workshop - it is my favourite, the results are always fabulous. Just by layering newspaper with painted Bondaweb and all kind of sparkles.

 The ladies getting on down with their sparkles.


 After the tearing and layering the ladies played with printing blocks on sheets of newspaper and their 'pretties'.

The printed pretties were then chopped into jewellery blanks with my die cutting machine - but I have no photos as the ladies cleared up before I had a chance to take photos - there will be some in the Cheltenham workshop.

 Then it was onto making Faux Chenille with newspaper and polyester organza.


 We had a great day, they were a great group, we worked hard but had fun too - and of course - there was cake! And very scrumptious it was too


 If you want to know more about the Basingstoke Branch of the Embroiderers Guild and what they get up to - have a look at their blog. They are lively and very friendly bunch - so if you are at all interested - do get in contact with them.

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Am home this week getting ready for my Open House at the end of the month and trying to catch up with my never ending paper work - aargghhhhHH!!!

Hope you all had a great weekend. 


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