During the first run series of my class the Crazy Corner, I had several ladies allow me to photograph their project’s journey through the sixteen weeks of lessons, and then publish their work here. Please give each of them a round of applause and much praise for their beautiful work!
Under the Sea by Karen Oberle
Karen started with a printed fabric that had sea horses on it. She chose additional fabrics to compliment the colors of the first, adding threads, ribbons and beads following the same color scheme. She adapted many of the techniques to her underwater theme, for instance instead of a basket, she created a sunken ship; the flowers became shell shapes; and she added in many more inventive items.
Carolyn’s Garden for a Friend by Carolyn Barkow
Carolyn started with a garden theme, which began with several fabrics that had a floral print. She continued the theme by adding in a basket for berries, a bee skep, butterflies, and lots of flowers. There is a tiny birds nest at the top left corner, filled with blue beads for the eggs.
Please check in periodically, for the remaining students work.
I have combined all of the small samplers that I created for my class the Embroidery Corner, into a rolled book. The class is a 16 week course where we explore a stitch and it’s variations, or several related stitches each week. I use my book Embroidered and Embellished as a reference guide.
I created a cover for the rolled book from another longer sampler that I had started to stitch on in class. Here is a peek into the book.
I learned the art of embroidery at the age of seven from my mom. It is the one needle art that I continue to use every day, I love it!
I teach a class called the Embroidery Corner, at a local shop. In the process of developing and writing the handouts I stitched quite a few samples to use for the photographs.
Several years ago I taught an on-line class called Beginning Embroidery with Bead Embellishment. I have also created a few stitched bits from this class. And yes I used the same colors of fabric and threads in this sample as the above sample!
Just recently I had time to combine those bits of stitching from both classes. I had a lot of fun saving all of those 1″ bits and putting them to good use.
I have been busy in the studio, working on some new classes, working on some old classes, and working on some fun things.
This is my version of a Kantha quilted piece of fabric, which is a new class that I am offering locally. Click here for the information about the class.
I have made a few new pieces for my Vintage at Heart, a class that I offer locally. Click here for the information about the class.
I have made a few new pieces for my Ribbon Embroidered Brooch, a class that I offer locally. Click here for the information about the class.
I finished my wall hanging for the Crazy Corner, a class that I offer locally. Click here for the information about the class.
Now for the fun part. This is a little felt needle case that I just made for fun. My grandmother had one very similar to this. I used synthetic felt, perle cotton, ribbon, lace and some fun buttons. I would like to say this took an afternoon to stitch up, but it actually took me about 20 hours to make. There are two complete halves, a front and a back that are lined so that the stitches do not show.
This project is a fun and easy way to become acquainted with the easy and free-form quilted style of Kantha quilting. This is class will be taught in tandem with Carol Alves and myself. Carol will take the first part of the class, helping the student to machine sew the table runner. I will take the second part of the class and teach the student how to work out a design, and stitch the fabric into a quilt.
The table runner can be any size, mine is 14″ wide by 44″ long.
Class Fee:$30.00 total
$15.00 for Carol, to be paid for any time before the class, at the store
$15.00 for Christen: which is paid directly to Christen (see below)
*Please note that this class does not include any of the materials, supplies or tools; these must be purchased by the student.
Date and time: This class is not currently scheduled.
Location: Beverly’s Fabrics, 6185 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
A portion of this class fee is paid directly to Christen. This can be paid by a PayPal invoice, or by check and sent to Christen. Please email Christen: firstname.lastname@example.org with your inquiries.