Last Saturday 25th January 2014 fifteen members of the branch took part in a workshop where we learnt many new machine embroidery techniques under the expert guidance of Yvonne Flavell. It was an amazing day where many of us who had been machining for years realised there was still many things to learn about the art. By adjusting the top tension of the machine and moving the fabric in the hoop, both slow and fast we were able to create the beautiful pieces you can see below. Yvonne took us step by step through the process.
Yvonne's work is inspirational.
Elaine really had to concentrate!!
but Claire decided to do something different!
We then used a small ready printed motif which was applied to the calico in the hoop as a starting point and added all the techniques we had tried during the day to create a new design!
and these are some of the results of our most enjoyable day........