Saturday, 14 March 2009

Workshop - Kathleen Laurel Sage

The beginning of March has been so busy. I have attended a workshop - organised by my branch of the Embroiderer's Guild, a 5 day Japanese Embroidery course, a 5 day course for work and an Embroiderer's Guild branch meeting.

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When Kathleen Laurel Sage was guest speaker at our Branch last June, members where so taken with her 'Extrav-Organza Delights' that they requested a workshop. Kathleen is a super tutor, relaxed, confident and good fun. She has spent a lot of time experimenting with her technique for layering and cutting back organza. Kathleen supplied kits at a discount for the class or assisted students in realising their own design. I chose to work from a kit as I wanted to spend my time learning the techniques rather than developing a design. I found it very difficult to choose between the beautiful designs but finally opted for the Chrysanthemum kit, partly because the orange and green colour scheme is an unusual one for me to work with and partly to chose a different one from everyone else.

The kit contains all the material required, except from machine sewing threads, to complete the design.

During the workshop, I nearly completed the design. It only took me a couple of hours the same evening to finish it off. That is quite unusual for me as I am such a slow worker.

A really enjoyable workshop, and a very pleasing finish.


Happy Stitching

6 comments:

Miss 376 said...

This is beautiful, I've never seen anything like it before. It must have been a wondeful class

MargB said...

Truly lovely. I like the colours very much and the work is so interesting - it is machine cutwork, is it not? So clever.

Jackie said...

What a wonderful piece of work, it is really lovely - where do you find the time and energy

Plays with Needles said...

I would really love to take a course like that. It's a shame we can't take the UK teachers and ship them to the U.S. and vice versa.

Anonymous said...

Its beautiful you must have enjoyed stitching it Sue X

Claudia Farley said...

Kathleen is a fabulous teacher and such a lovely lady! Beautiful work!