Thursday, March 4, 2010

Teaching at NEORQC

What a wonderful creative weekend I spent at NEORQC this past weekend. I had 16 students in class and everyone pushed the limits. I am sure you will agree once you view their work. As it was a weekend retreat we had more time to concentrate on each element in our piece. They used a journal to record ideas and we all shared with each other.
I taught my Altered texture class which emphasizes individual creativity. I provide wonderful embellishment fibers and fabrics for purchase and help each person think outside the box. Great textural berries and flowers.
Use of fabulous yarns, seagrass and beads.
A wonderful variety of flowers were created. Some using fussy cut fabrics, beads and buttons.
Here is a fly stitch with a bugle bead.
Hand Dyed silk velvet. What wonderful texture.
Sequins, velvet and beads
Pekinese stitch with variegated thread
Couched yarn with my son Jason's hand stamped metal tags.
Fun couched yarn.
Silk leaf with feather stitch.
Bullion and french knots
Couched chenille and hand dyed yard
We experimented with a variety of stitches, threads and beads to embellish the stems.
Fun Japanese picot yarn.
French Knots using chenille
Velvet rick-rack couched and embellished with french knots.
Ribbons and rick racks.
Wonderful lace on the vase.
Below Darlene chose to put this tag on her piece to record her embellishment journey.
A class like this always inspires me to learn more. I have been stitching every day since I get home.
Keep creating


  1. Sue - You just have to come closer to SC so I can take one of your wonderful classes. We don't have anything like this here and I'd love to learn. You are a very talented family. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sue, I can't wait for your visit to Salt Lake City in June. I'm excited to see all your new stitching "in person". Kerry

  3. Love the detail. Delicious. I eat the corner brownies - and that's what these things remind me of.

  4. Incredible work.. Everyone got their creative hats on for sure..

  5. wonderful works,beutiful works aaand all of good things:))

  6. Fantastically rich post , Sue. Thank you for all the ideas. Ann :)

  7. Thanks for sharing the photo's Sue, for those of us overseas it's a source of inspiration, ideas and an online reference quide. Wonderful creativity.

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  9. Thanks for sharing the pictures!! It is so inspiring!!! Can't wait to get home to my stitching---the wheels are spinning :)!

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  11. I'm saving every bit of thread, ribbons, trims, etc that crosses my path for one day to make a treasure such as this. What beautiful inpsiration you provide to creative spirits and help them soar -- wow!!! :)