After some discussion, we set up the machines & adjusted the tension. I had everyone test their stitches and then they began experimenting by coloring in on 'cheater' fabrics (see the apple above?). Some hooped, some didn't. Into the second half of class, I had everyone stitch out Edith Maracle's beautiful black capped chickadee. First, each person traced the photo onto fabric using Annette's trusty light box (that would be her front door).
Simple scotch tape, an hb pencil, and some sunlight is all you need. Away they went!
|There's me in the mirror, cheering Annette on. : )|
She was so darn sweet - I got hugs and presents and even gluten free baking!
Here are some of the work in progress. I picked these two particular photos by Edith because they were so clear. You could see every feather. The colors weren't too difficult at all to find in most people's stash: black, white, grey beige... and who doesn't love chickadees? Check out their stitching! Awesome...
|haha - I told them I would only photograph their hands. Looks like I got some toes in there! : )|
It's interesting to see who starts with what. Everyone is different.
Good job ladies! : )
I look forward to seeing the finished pieces, and had a really great time meeting you all.
...and thank you again Annette. : )