Thursday, July 21, 2016

A Little Preview!

As we announced last week, we are going to be teaching at the Academy of Appliqué in Williamsburg, VA, February 27–March 4, 2017. We are currently finishing up our blocks, so our needles are flying furiously! The class list will be posted on August 8th and you can see the full blocks then, but this week, we thought we would give you a little preview of the blocks we will be teaching.

Clematis with appliqué
 Clematis with ribbon

It's amazing how embroidery can transform a simple ribbon rose!

The magic of the bullion stitch

A different type of ribbon rose

Silk ribbon, perle cotton, floss, and wool are combined in this garden.

Wisteria in progress

Can you guess what was used for the trunk?

More ribbon!

A rosebud embellished
with silk thread
If you saw the fabric used for this lily, you might be surprised!
The bullion works perfectly for recreating the lily center.

We are so excited about these blocks—and the fact that we will be teaching them in Williamsburg. Appliqué, ribbon work, and embroidery will all come together in our classes there. It is a dream come true for us, and we hope that many of you can attend. As soon as the details are available, we will share them with you, our readers. Stay tuned!