Kia-ora I know this blog is names Kiwi Jan and Fudge--Fudge being my Janome 6500 which I just love to use--I also love love to hand-stitch and hand quilt --I find it very relaxing and satisfying --I hand stitch in the evenings while my DH watches TV.
So the next blogs will be about some of my stitching-- sorry Fudge --
Last year I took several embroidery classes online thru joggles web site.Taking classes online does make you stay focussed-- The class notes were downloaded Fridays--we got them here Saturday morning-- what better way to browse thru them while enjoying breakfast.
The first class was Sumptous Surfaces with Sharon Boggin-- a design and stitch class I decided to use things from the sea --Kelp and shells--Its was interesting to learnt how to take part of your design and focus on that rather then the whole design--
I soon discovered that I needed to learn more stitches and this lead me to my second online class --Library of Stitches again with Sharon thru Joggles website.
I know have a sampler of wonderful stitches worked in different threads thickness and how one can add to and change these stitches to suit .
My last class was again thru Joggles with Christen Brown-- using lace and cheesecloth and silk ribbons
These classes were fun and I really enjoyed myself
Photos to come