Registration is now open for my four day blackwork embroidery class Valais Blacknose Sheep at the Embroiderers guild of Canada national seminar in Nova Scotia in May 2020.
For details about the class and seminar please visit the Embroiderers Association of Canada website.
Just in case you don’t think that the tongue sticking out is true to real life here is a picture of a sheep doing just that…..ahhh…..from Snowdonia Valais Blacknose Sheep Facebook page
Valais Blacknose sheep originate from the Valais region in Switzerland.
VIew more cute pictures here.
I have just returned from a week long teaching trip on Prince Edward Island teaching for the Embroiderers Association of Canada national seminar called Bridging Stitches and put on by the Virtual Threads group of the EAC.
For four of the days I taught the Needle Painting Chipmunks to 15 enthusiastic stitches who worked hard and produced some beautiful results.
In our class we also had Neville who is 8 years old and is Edie’s service dog. He is a great member of the class, very relaxed and calm.
Below the ladies are pointing to the cameras but Neville isn’t too much into photos being taken, much like my dogs, after 8 years of being popular and getting your photo taken, it isn’t much fun anymore or else he’s looking for attention from the ladies instead 🙂
Ladies working hard on their embroidery.
Well not all of them, I catch Gail on her phone lol,
We had a day off halfway through the week and I took a lovely tour of the Island. There was some impressive wild flowers and it is a good time of the year to go to Prince Edward Island, it was lovely and warm all week. In the background you can see the 8 mile bridge from the island to the main land.
Below is the is the embroidery that I taught during the week. The kit will be available in a few months and I will email a notification when it is available so be sure to join my email newsletter to receive the notification.
The Chipmunks are an advanced embroidery so I suggest working one of my beginners and/or intermediate needle painting designs first.
I had a very fun time this weekend teaching a needle painting class to a lovely group of enthusiastic stitchers at the Bridge City Needlearts Embroiderers Guild in Saskatoon SK.
Everyone did really well with this challenging technique and some were absolute beginners.
Eileen worked on the Red Fox, this was her first time taking a class in needle painting, her passion is canvas work but wanted to try something different due to having a painful wrist from stitching with heavy threads on stiff canvas. She did very well, surface embroidery comes naturally to her and I hope it will be her new or alternative enjoyment in hand embroidery.
Pat was my host whilst I stayed in Saskatoon, she is so much fun and I am so happy to have stayed with Pat. Pat was also born in the united Kingdom and we have lots to chat about. Pat loves surface embroidery and has stitched embroideries by many different surface embroidery designers and is a very accomplished stitcher.
Susan only just joined the embroiderers guild to take my class and wow she amazed me at her speed and accuracy and almost finished the pansy in the two days class. This is very impressive as I would have a hard time in a classroom setting to complete the pansy in two days. She is also a beautiful stitcher.
Susan’s Clear Purple Pansy embroidery.
I hope that all the Saskatoon ladies continue with the needle painting technique and keep it alive.
If you live in or near Saskatoon and would like to explore the world of hand embroidery, the friendly ladies of the Bridge City Needlearts Embroiderers Guild would love for you to come and join them.
Me with the samples 🙂