Sunday, October 23, 2011

Out of Hand - Calgary Canada Pomegranate Class

 I am here in Calgary teaching for 6 days for my friend Deirdre who owns the wonderful store 'Out of Hand'. I love teaching here as Deirdre's store is fully stocked with wonderful fibers and textures all of which I use in my own work.

 On Thursday and Friday all the students worked on the Pomegranate Table Rug from my 'Crimson Tweed' book. Many started with my wool backgrounds but each personalized their piece with ribbons and fabrics of their own choice.

 We worked on many stitches giving each one its own personality.

 Many of the students incorporated Wendy and my new ribbon line which we did with Renaissance Ribbons

This is my fourth year teaching for Deirdre. I love returning as many of the students return each year and I love to see the wonderful work they are creating.
Keep Stitching


  1. Beautiful pieces and it is nice that you can all work on the same project but individualize them to each students likes.


  2. Sue, I really enjoy your blog, thank you, this post of embroidery on applique is something I've never thought of, it's gorgeous, it goes to show you, you're never too old to learn. Again thank you for an enjoyable read always. Regards Mandy Currie

  3. Hola: sus trabajos son muy bello, me gusta su blog,
    saludos de Costa Rica

  4. My dear friend Margaret is there with you enjoying this wonderful class. Tell her "Shell is totally jealous!!!" hee,hee,hee.

  5. Sue, thank you, thank you, it was the best time ever! What a wonderful talented and inspiring teacher you are and every minute was such a pleasure. Your knowledge and methods for needle work is a blessing that will keep me motivated to stitch for a long time, well maybe till the next class, then I will need another fix!!!! It was a joy, and next time Shell will have to meet me there!!!
    Margaret B

  6. I am so amazed and inspired by all the embellished applique. Truly works of art!