for a group of her nieces and great nieces. This is Beverlyn.
She owns and operates a sweet and charming antique shop!
Teaching embroidery classes is something that I have always wanted to do
so I got everything I could possibly think of to do hand embroidery and gathered it all together
and joined with this wonderful little group to introduce them to the wonderful world of stitching.
They ranged in ages from 6 on up.
There was also a sweet 3 year old, who picked out pink floss and took interest for a few moments and then was gone like a graceful butterfly, tiring of what we were doing.
We covered how to iron on transfers, how to trace and make one's own embroidery designs and the basic embroidery stitches.
I chose this design to start them all on because it is good design to incorporate the various stitches........
like outline stitch, lazy daisy, french knot, satin stitch, chain stitch and straight stitch.
Look at this little darling........only 6 and she kept up with everyone.
I love to see how focused everyone is on their stitching!
This little genius on the left is only 8. She draws and designs dresses and makes her own clothes using her own sewing machine!
While most teens would rather text on their phones......this sweet 13 year old got seriously into her stitching and caught on so quickly!
The lady in the right is the gracious hostess who allowed us to take over her home for the afternoon.
I was amazed and delighted at how quickly everyone understood the stitches and at how lovely their stitching was. I regret that I forgot to take a photo of their stitched pieces. They were very pretty.
The day was full of laughter, stitching, and wonderful food prepared by the hostess.
Even the young ones stayed until the very end........still stitching their projects.
We plan to gather again and I can't wait to see what they have been stitching on
since this first class!