Wednesday, 18 May 2016

A lovely day in Cheltenham!!

On Saturday last....

...I spent a lovely day in Cheltenham...

...with the ladies of the Cotswold Branch of the Embroiderer's Guild.

Well, actually I spent Friday night up there too..

....kindly accommodated by Veronica and David...

...who I had had the pleasure of meeting on one of my cruises last year.

It is ALWAYS so nice to meet up with folk again!! :-)

Anyway...

...back to the workshop...

Everyone was making a stenciled and stitched fabric book cover...

...but the theme was entirely up to them.

So...

...these are what came out of that lovely day...

Quite a few chose the "Lavender & Lace" theme...







...one fell for a dragon....




...another liked the fish....




..a couple went with the "Earth Spirit" idea...





...and coral did it for the hand stitcher!





There was a delightful old Singer machine in use...





...and lots of Markal Paintstiks and stencils....

...along with printed French labels...








The sun shone...

...the sewing machines whirred...

...and a wonderful day was had by all!


Have a great week...

x C

5 comments:

ViDerTextil said...

it looks like everyone enjoyed it ! always nice to see so many results.

Chris Gray said...

Yes Viviane! It was a very enjoyable day all around.....and lots of gorgeous stitching! x

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

All are fascinating and I'm drawn to dragon, fish and coral...what fun!

Caterina Giglio said...

all of the pieces are so beautiful and looks like a great day, everyone enjoyed themselves ... what more could you want?? x

Chris Gray said...

Thanks ladies!! A great day indeed...and I'm looking forward to quite a few more in the coming months!1 x C