Saturday, February 11, 2012

February Meeting - Bargello Night

Suzanne gave a wonderful presentation on Bargello.  She displayed just some of her collection of books on Bargello along with stitched examples.  We learned some history of this stitch, and also technique, reading material, samplers, original work and some handouts to get us started.  The touching moment of the presentation was when Suzanne showed us a piece that her mother had stitched while she had Alzheimers. 
Some Bargello books from Suzanne's library
This will be an upholstered chair
Some Bargello Samplers
A lesson on counting the Bargello stitches
A beautiful Bargello piece stitched by Suzanne's mom

Thursday, February 9, 2012

February Meeting - Finishes & Borders!

First we'll show some finishes for this month.  A real variety of items too!  There's painted canvas, some more Hearts, a Kumihimo necklace, counted canvas and some original work too.  Every month we bring our borders project to the meetings.  They're all so different in color and stitch choices.  Here is our progress in pictures.

A Kumihimo necklace - a local bead shop class!

ANG Stitch of the Month - 2011   by Norma