30 August 2012

Make Escape Embroidery Workshop




 



We had such fun at the Make Escape on Tuesday, y'all! I was leading an embroidery table for the Club Tropicana-themed edition of the craft night. Drawing bikinis, palm trees and cocktails in thread was extremely popular. It was great to meet lots of new (to me) crafters, as well as Annie from The Village Haberdashery, who donated the hoops and thread. As always happens with embroidery groups, chatting was interspersed with delicious moments of calm as we all got into the flow and focused on our stitching. Bliss! We'll have to do it again some time...

[Soundtrack: 'Kokomo' by The Beach Boys]

19 comments:

  1. What a lovely way to spend some time!

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  2. Looks like fun was had by all! Love the orange and turquoise bikini and swimsuit in the last picture - great colour combination!

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  3. This looked like so much fun and I was super keen to come along but decided on staying in with friends to watch the Paralympic Opening Ceremony. Would have loved to come along though- love those cute swimsuits!

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  4. Too cute for school! I love your little embroidered example of stitches and that swimming costume. Sweet, sweet, sweet!

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  5. Thanks for making it possible - I love my embroidered pineapple! Will definitely be doing more embroidery

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  6. Everything looks really cute!

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  7. Very cute! here, once I told my friends we should get together to do some embroidery or knitting and they told me I am so odd!!!! or that they are not old enought to do that :( , so cool you did that!

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    1. More fool them, embroidery is waaaay cool!

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  8. It looks such great fun, and some lovely images. Tilly, I'm also wowed by your pattern design embroidery in your earlier post...beautiful!

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  9. Wow, looks like so much fun...love the retro swimwear! I don't know anything about embroidery, but like Winnie, I was really impressed by your pattern design embroidery too! This is probably a really stupid question, but was that regular embroidery or did you use a different method...the outcomes look different to me!?!

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    1. Aw thank you. It was regular stitching but I appliqued layers of fabric over the "base" fabric for the body and dress.

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  10. It looks like everyone had so much fun and I wish I was there.
    Awesome to get the floss and hoops donated too.:)
    I love looking at embroidery and have done very little, like a few french knots...and some split stitch.
    I do have a couple of hoops and am going to try the samples you showed.
    Thank you so much for your awesome blog Tilly.
    We all love ya!
    LauraBelle from http://laura-visualimaginaries.blogspot.com
    I hope that was okay for me to list my blog here.

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  11. This looks like so much fun and everybody's embroidery looks great - you must be a really good teacher! I couldn't make it this time but next time you do a class I hope I can be there!

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  12. Wow! It looks like so much fun!
    btw: I am a new follower! I found your blog today and it is wonderful! It's wonderful to meet new sewers on the blogosphere! If you get the chance, please pass by my blog and follow! I love to sew and I am currently a fashion design student:)

    Reyna
    http://www.glamglory.blogspot.com

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  13. It looks like you guys had so much fun! I wish I could have gone.

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