Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Catching up.........

Hello Everyone

Just a short post to catch up with what's been going on over the last few days.  I spent most of last week preparing for my table at the Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday.  It was absolutely hectic - so many people came to support the cause which was wonderful.  Here's a photo of half my table (I had asked for two tables but there wasn't enough room, so couldn't display everything I had).

Got back from the event, unpacked everything and sort of put it all away (how come it all comes out of drawers and spaces but when you try to put it all back it doesn't fit?????  lol).  I then had to get all my gear ready for the two day workshop with the amazing Angie Hughes.  This is a photo of one of her pieces that inspired the workshop.

The theme was "Exploring Velvet" and we spent the first day playing with ink, dyes, stamps, foiling and generally getting down and messy!  It was brilliant.  The second day we made a start on the actual free machine embroidery part and the photo below is my work in progress.  It might look a little strange at the moment as a layer of black organza has been put over the top of the work to stitch through.  If you didn't do this the actual stitches would sink and disappear into the cotton velvet itself.  When I've finished all my stitching I shall cut away all the excess organza and then blast it with a heat gun to seal the cut edges.  Hopefully I will be back in a few days to show you the finished piece.

Thanks for dropping by.



  1. I hope you did well with your sales table - looks good. Look forward to seeing the final piece of embroidery.

  2. Hi Karen, hope you didn't have to bring all your goods back from the coffee morning! An amazing array of crafty goodies. Your embroidery project looks lovely, the colours are so vibrant.
    Val x

  3. wow what a fabulous selection of goodies and love the embroidery project you are so talented
    Hugs Kate xx

  4. Oh Wow Karen That sounds like a great workshop and I cannot wait to see the finished result. What a fabulous two days you must have had.
    Your stall looks amazing - am sure you sold lots - and what a variety of things you had for sale. NExt time can we have close ups please as I am sure others as well as me would love to share your talent.
    Busy packing for Harrogate show at the moment - can't believe how much stuff I am taking.
    Hugs, neet xx

  5. What a lot of goodies on your stall, hope you sold lots. Your workshop did sound great - looking forward to seeing the finished piece. Jill

  6. I'm sorry to hear you got squeezed into your space, Karendipity, but I do hope it was a success and worth it. You sure did a stunning job of displaying all your beautiful creations!!

    Your workshop definitely was both of those things!! I'm not ezackly sure what you are saying about the process, but your piece is spectacular! I love it now and can't imagine what more you will be doing, so I can't wait to see it! Hugs! Dippy


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