Re: Stupendous Stitching projects


Where in the Netherlands do you live? I used to live in Soest. My husband was a pilot at the air base in Soesterberg. I don't remember much Dutch. My son was as fluent as a 5 year old can be, and was my translator most of the time...though most of the adults spoke English. My daughter was born while we lived there. I have the best memories of our time there. I need to go back and visit! Barbara Jean

--- In, "pinguin60@..." <pinguin60@...> wrote:

Hello Ladies,
thanks for mentioning this class. It looks like a fun way to play with
the machine and getting to know it.

I'm making samples of the stitches right now, just in the default
setting, but in one of the 2 minute-pieces of video they show for free,
the instructor mentioned making a stitch bible and getting 3 very
different stitches from 1 stitch by just altering length and width
(which is obvious, but making the samples in default setting is already
a lot of work so I didn't experiment yet).

I also think an enlarged zentangle would be a nice starting point.
(Quilting Arts has an issue where they do this for a quilt)

And adding the handstitches after the machine work gives it a final
personal touch. So I will sign up for the course. The way the instructor
talks to you is like you are sitting in a classroom with her so it is a
good substitute for a real class which I can't attend as I live in Holland.


Op 10-02-12 00:52, vicki chrobak schreef:

Thank you Barbara. I had a ball with both versions of my project. I
took the class specifically for inspiration & it did not fail me. The
instructor's only rule was "There are no rules" --right up my alley & I
used it to the hilt. Almost didn't know when to quit beading. So yes,
I do recommend it. I also learned a new way to finish my fm
wallhangings. What I liked best was getting a totally new perspective &
a new way to use my machine & hand needlework. On my first project I
felted fabric from rayon thread scraps & silk scraps for the background
in lieu of recommended batik fabric. Go for it, you won't be sorry.

Vicki Jo

What I liked best was getting a totally new perspective
I like your project! I hadn't thought the stupendious stitching was a
class I wanted to buy, as I could "do it myself" ,but now...maybe a
class for inspiration might be nice. Do you recommend it, and what did
you like best about it? I just bought the craftsy "Jean-ious: Reverse
engineer" class, so can buy another course this week for $25.

Is anyone doing the free quilting block of the month? I've taught
quilting for years, but am still doing it. I ALWAYS learn something
from a teacher, so love to take classes, as well as teaching them. The
blocks are fun so far. Barbara Jean

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