Garstang day 2...Stitched Collage workshop

After a good nights sleep I was up and ready to meet Linda for day two in Garstang. Stitched collage workshop today and everyone was raring to go...

After selecting a range of papers the collaging began. Again I was amazed at the range of ideas and work that began to emerge out of a random collection of paper.

These are the pieces before the stitching began...

After lunch it was onto sewing and it is amazing how different the collages look. The machine stitching really brings them together and then with further embellishments some fantastic work was produced. It was a very enjoyable and productive afternoon. Even though there was a mix of abilities all the work created was really successful.

Thanks to everyone for a lovely day, and a special thanks to Linda of Creative Threads Workshop
to looking after me and everyone today xx





My box...demo piece

Here is the box I made as the demo piece for todays workshop xx

Workshop with Creative Threads in Garstang

Up bright and early to head off to Garstang and another lovely weekend with Linda and Creative Threads Workshops. Arriving at the church hall ready to set up for a day making stitched collage boxes. Everyone arrive and we began preparing the backgrounds for the boxes.

Then the sewing and collaging could begin. Everyone had some fabulous ideas and slowly the boxes began to make shape. The inspiration varied greatly. From WW2 memories, a wedding day collection, the seaside to oak tree motifs everyone was busy and focused on completing the collaging ready for sewing after lunch.

Sewing machines at the ready and the pieces began to come together. The 3pm deadline loomed and we were ready to start putting the boxes together. We took photos of the boxes before and after they were constructed as the transformation is fantastic.





Time went so quickly in the afternoon and some ladies wanted to add more hand stitching later so at the moment I just have pictures of their 'nets'. When they are completed I will post some more pictures.




I can't wait to see this completed. If you fancy having a go I have a workshop next year at my studio. See workshop dates.
Right off to bed, as up again tomorrow for a Stitched Collage workshop...more pics to follow
Anne xx