Thursday, February 13, 2014

Some workshop fun

Yesterday I took a little workshop at our guild , our instructor Janice was teaching us Seminole piecing  and a couple of projects to showcase this fun technique. I had done Seminole many years ago but felt it would be fun to do this project again .Here are some samples of what others were working on .

 The beginning of a strap for our name tags
This one is a little further along 
This one is just ready for trimming .
Busy at work making the strap .
This is a thread catcher bag in progress .
This is my finished thread catcher , a large pincushion on top weighted down with kittie litter and a recycled yogurt container to catch all those stray threads . 
This is a better look at the seminole piecing I made for the bag . 
I also made the strap and name tag holder , my strap is a little wider than the others as I was just using what I had left from my first project which was the bag . I therefore made my name tag area larger to accomodate the extra width of the straps and also it made room for my other guild pins. I am really quite pleased with how these turned out and I will definitely be doing more Seminole, a little time consuming but the results I think are awesome. 
We are bracing for yet another storm this evening , no snow yet but it is coming so time to batten down the hatches and get that handwork out to wile away the evening hours , let the wind blow but please don't blow out the lights ;-) Thanks for stopping by today and hope where ever you are that you are safe and warm .
 hugs Sheila 

23 comments:

  1. That looks like a fun little workshop! The threadcatcher and pincushion combo is the perfect project. Have fun in the snow. Ours has stopped for now, but we're supposed to get another short blast later today.

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  2. Such beautiful projects. Stay safe in the storm

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  3. I have used seminole to decorate sweatshirt jackets. I like the name tag lanyard - great project.

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  4. Wonderful projects. All are very lovely. Hugs,xx

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  5. Definitely looks like a fun day! All your projects are so sweet!

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  6. Those are much better uses for Seminole piecing. I have a quilt top (lap size) and I may just take it apart since I would not be able to hand quilt it (too many seams.) I bet you had a fun day.

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  7. those are lovely little pieces and such an effective technique..... batter down the hatches and get through the storm safe...
    Hugz

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  8. Looks like a fun workshop. I hope the lights stayed on for your stitching.

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  9. how interesting Sheila i have not heard of this teqnique before,fingers crossed your power stays on.xx

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  10. It's lovely Sheila, looks like a very clever design! Stay safe and warm :)

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  11. What a nice class. The colors look great in that design, and you made useful things.

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  12. Yes, these are very nice projects Sheila.

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  13. I love that thread catcher idea with the yogurt container. It would be so easy to empty.

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  14. What great projects you've made. Stay safe in the storm - we're due for another big one today in the UK too.x

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  15. É um bonito trabalho. Uma oficina muito divertida e produtiva!
    Aí muita neve, aqui muito muito muito calor e, o pior, seca. Estamos pedindo que venha um pouco de chuva.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana!
    It is a beautiful work. A very fun and productive workshop!
    There a lot of snow here very very very hot, and the worst drought. We are asking you to come a little rain.
    A hug and good weekend!

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  16. I haven't done Seminole in years- yours looks great Sheila! The storm is nasty here. hope you get a "milder version"...

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  17. Beautiful work Sheila ... I'd never heard of Seminole ... very effective!

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  18. Looks awesome...sorry I missed the workshop... but glad to be able to help out my girlies...hugs

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  19. Looks awesome...sorry I missed the workshop... but glad to be able to help out my girlies...hugs

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  20. Your Seminole Piecing looks very complicated. It really makes the end project very elegant. Creative Stitching Bliss...

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