Well, my answer was 'Reproduction Sampers" --- Then I stopped and said no lately I have been doing lots of 'smalls'! Below is 3 classes that I took at a NeedleArts Retreat in Pine Mountain, GA. You will notice that all three classes are 'smalls'.
The three pictures below are of a HummingBird box, taught by Marsha Papay-Gomola.
The stitching on the front cover is mostly surface embroidery and the humming bird is done in 'long and short' stitch over padding to make it 3 dimensional. The ground fabric is linen.
In the class we learn to actually make the box and the little ladybug and the woven needlepad.
On the back cover Marsha put an absolutely beautiful initial - this is for her Mom - Helen and also perhaps for the hummingbird. My hummingbirds is just about done, but is packed away for now - but is in my 2010 work basket.
Below is the Bunny Notebook, which has three padded 3 dimensional animals - the bunny and the three birds. My bunny is just about 1/2 way done and the little Chickadee on the bottom is finished!
On the inside of the notebook is of course, a notebook and under it is the designers name and the date (this is where my name and the date will go) on the other inside page is a listing of stitches and how they look. Marsha gave us all the ones she used and some others, but suggested that we put in the stitches we really like to work with.
Again, a beautiful initial on the back cover - this could be for bunny or perhaps for her husband whose name is Bob.
Now this next class was taught by Barbara Jackson and it is her Succulent Strawberry. It is surface work again done on linen.
This is a darling piece and has lots of speciality stitches. This project should be finished hopefully quickly as it isn't very big about the size of a pear.
I want to thank you for dropping by for a visit. ----------Roberta