Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Class with Karen Embroiderer's ledger

I have started a new class on line with Karen Ruane. It is called " Embroiderer's Ledger.

I have made a new book for this class. The cover was made after a recent workshop with Annette Hinde.
The cover is made of fabric, paper, lace & embroidery. Then the whole thing is painted in Gesso & then the colours added. Once the whole thing was dry & the gel medium over the whole thing. I then added some mother of pearl flower beads & some diamonties.
This is the inside of the cover. I have added a pocket to the inside cover so that I could keep all the bits & bobs for the class safe & together.
I have used a pamphlet stitch to bind all the signatures into this book. The papers used are a combination of water colour paper & cartridge paper.
This is day one of the class with Karen. Colour matching. I have used a piece of William Morris wrapping paper for my image of inspiration. Then I have used water colours & water colour pencils for the swatches. The threads are Au Ver A Soie silk threads. I have found this lesson very good, & will look in the future to using this piece in an embroidery of my own.
Warm Hugs
Your Friend
Elizabeth xxx


margaret said...

this course sounds great, I do admire those who can follow on line courses, I am afraid I need more help, preferably someone looking over my shoulder!!!

Suztats said...

Lucky you! I'm hoping to take one of Karen's classes, soon. My birthday is coming up.......
I like your colour studies...takes a bit of time, but it's a wonderful reference.