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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Quilt Class and Needle Weaving ~

Our Beginner's Hand Quilting class went well...
although Cindy & Sharon and a couple others couldn't make it...
(Feel better Cindy!!)

So ( l to r) Jane, Debbie and Pat came (Felicia's back is to us)
They each picked out their fabric, and worked on their little 12 patch quilts ~
I think each one did a fantastic job!!!

We had Lemonade, & Ginger cake for snacks...

Thanks for coming in girls!!!

For those that don't think I have enough time in my schedule to try new things,
You're Wrong!
I have been
Needle Weaving!

(ok, 3 dimensional embroidery for those that are familiar with it)

I am SMITTEN with creating tiny daffodils, pansies and tulips...
stems and leaves....

Here is my first work in progress:

I show my little scissors in one picture so you can see just how *small* these stitches are...
It's amazing to see how my work 'grows' right off the fabric!

I've used DMC pearl cottons and 6 strands of floss...on plain white weavers cloth.
You need a good, tightly woven fabric that is drum tight in your hoop or frame.
the stitches I've used were
stem stitch, woven picot stitch, raised cup stitch, french knot,
curved cast-0n buttonhole and portugese knotted stem...

I have one more tulip to do, then I'll stitch the urn...not sure what stitch I'll try for that,
but I'll post the finished project later...

how COOL is this?
Do any of you do Needle Weaving?

I can't wait to finish this & start on another one!!!!



connie said...

That is so neat..I never heard of needle weaving before..Very pretty.Connie

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Lori, So dainty looking. Love it, and will need to do some research on this. You have me intrigued.. so sweet.

susiedele said...

Love that technique. I've done something similar using mostly bullion stitches. It's really neat because it's so 3-D. I wanna learn.


Анна - Зонт said...

This technique is so interesting!
And the result is so nice!
I love it!

Sherry said...

How beautiful!! Just how many talents do you have!! I would love to try this but my family may toss me out if I start another hobby! LOL

janeu729 said...

We had such a nice time learning to quilt!! Felicia is a patient and encouraging teacher.
I love the sunflower piece.
Now I have to learn the needle weaving!!

Christine said...

Wow....you do such beautiful work!!! Love the needle weaving......too many things to learn!! Love your blog.....hope to visit you shop when we retire and travel.

primitive basketcase said...

Your class looks like fun. I've never heard of needleweaving before. So pretty and dainty. Do you ever sleep ~ LOL?

Kath said...

Oh my-this is really neat! I have never heard of it...it's so pretty!

Enjoy your day!

Julie's Keepsakes said...

Unfortunately, I've never heard of needle weaving before. But it sure looks lovely.

Cathy said...

Lori, your needle weaving is beautiful! I love the colors and the texture to it! I'm just discovering this form of embroidery and am doing a google search of how to's with no results. Do you by chance know where a good place to find basic instructions on how to do this might be found. I think it's an art that probably needs to be revived. Thanks for any help.

Cathy ♥

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