Sunday, 2 September 2018

A Tale of Two Destinations - Part 3

As you've seen from the previous two posts...

...Indian Adventure was full of colour and pizzazz!

It was loud...colourful...messy...and very, VERY Bollywood.

The following workshop - "Japanese Inspirations" however...

...was very different indeed...

Indigo...calm...very Zen.

Considering that there were a number of ladies from the Indian Adventure that stayed on to go to Japan...

....the atmosphere in the room was quite different.

I think the nature of the subject made for a very calm classroom...

...although a LOT of work was done despite that!

Again....a lot of piccies to follow...




















Such beautiful work done by everyone!!

Sashiko stitching...stenciling...Semamori stitching.....

Look out West Bridgford...

....you're next!! :-)

I'd like to take the opportunity to thank everyone involved in organizing the Scottish Region Summer School.

I had the most wonderful time....and will be quite happy to come back at some point in the future!! :-D

That's all for now

x C

Saturday, 1 September 2018

A Tale of Two Destiinations - Part 2

As promised (although a day late....sorry)

...here are some more photos of the "Indian Adventure" workshop at Stirling Summer School.











These few days from Wednesday evening to Friday afternoon were really Bollywood!

Lots of noise and chatter....bright colour....experimentation.....and giggles.

Stay tuned for the follow-on.....

x C

Thursday, 30 August 2018

A Tale of Two Destinations - Part 1

First of all...

...very sorry not to have posted before now, but...

...been a wee bitty busy!! :-)

I've had the most wonderful time up here in Stirling (and elsewhere round and about as well)

...with the lovely ladies of the Scottish Region of the Embroiderers Guild...

...at their Summer School.

It was a tiring 5 days, but soooooo well worth it!

The accommodation and food was excellent...

...and the company even better.

It all started off on Wednesday evening with my first group for "Indian Adventure"

...and what an adventure it was...

...loads and loads of lovely fabrics and prints...

...followed by stitching, stenciling, glueing etc

WARNING - LOTS OF PICCIES TO FOLLOW


















These are pictures of some of  the tables part way through...

...more to come tomorrow...

x C

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

A bit of Colourful Stitching and some piccies....

I've got plenty of stitching to do in the Rosa-van...

...and coming up with new ideas for pieces/projects/kits is all part of the fun!

Here's one where the stitching has been completed...

...but is awaiting beads etc.


It will take quite a few methinks :-)

We've been in the Lakes for a few days...and then just outside Stirling since Wednesday last...

I'm all packed and ready for the Scottish Summer School that begins tomorrow....

...really looking forward to spending time with the lovely ladies from north of the border!

I've taken a few photos...

...around Windermere and Grasmere...




...and around Loch Lomond...





I shall be preparing some backgrounds over the next few days...

...and the plan is to make a special small book based on Loch Lomond.

We will be returning to pick up some pieces of pertinent tartans...

MacGregor...Buchanan...MacFarlane...and Colquhoun (pronounced Co-Hoon)

These were the clans around the loch in 1603 (a few more have sneaked in since then...but you've got to stop somewhere!)

I'll have plenty of time after the Summer School...

...and will make very good use of it!!

x C


Monday, 6 August 2018

A few Japanese samples for Stirling

"Stuff" has been printed...

Stencils have been cut...

Samples are being finished off....

...ready for the "Japanese Inspirations" workshop at Stirling...

(and West Bridgford later on in September :-)  )

Not long now...

A few sneaky peeks...






It's going to be fun!!

x C