Sunday, 22 July 2012

Embroidery Conference & Class

A couple of weekends ago, I ventured south to Christchurch for the ANZEG Conference, which happens every two years. I was the delegate for my guild and it was a real treat to see & be part of some of the most talented stitches in NZ. Each guild put together a display & here are a few examples:

 the Wairoa guild won best display, my favourite was the colour wheel. The pic with the red items in it is my Mum's guild - North Otago, you will simply have to excuse my lack of photography skills.

There were a couple of meetings & some interesting speakers. we also went to the exhibition, which I recommend everyone checking out - at the Buddist Temple on Riccarton road. Free entry & amazing embroidered works of art!

Then Monday & Tuesday I took my class in Punto Antico with Trish Hughes. Trish is a great tutor - generously teaching us all sorts of extra tricks as well as the technique we signed up for. Here is what I had completed on the first day:

And this is what I have done now. I had a few days off, but the 3 hour ferry ride allowed me the time to get stuck in again.

Here is close up of the centre & the edge. I still have to complete all around the edges with Tailor Button hole & have a close look at what I am supposed to do for the centre.

 Once all the stitching is done, it will need a wash & a press & then I chop around the edge - actually looking forward to that part!

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