Monday, 11 February 2008

Signature Bag

I'm a member of the EG Fife branch & recently we were fortunate to hold a workshop being taught by one of our own very talented members Margaret Lapin. With only small list of items to bring, sewing machine, threads & and embroidery hoop, we all met on Saturday 19th January for our first all day workshop of the year. We were not disapointed, Margaret provided us with everything else we needed:

Scraps and strips of ribbon and fabric
A calico base to work on plus extra for a handle if needed
A piece of cotton to line the finished bag
A piece of loosely woven muslin

What a fantastic workshop! I had such a great day & learned a lot. My sewing machine is not the best for free machine embroidery, I didnt have a darning foot and after Judy kindly let me try her darning foot on my machine I could already see the difference it would make. Even though lacking a darning foot limited me, I was still working on the parts that I could on the day, building up ideas in my head of how I would continue at home once I had found myself a darning foot for my machine. I found a great little foot on ebay the next day which promptly arrived first thing on the Tuesday morning...wow! I cant believe I have gone so long without this little attachment!On Tuesday 4th evening meeting everyone brought in their bags. Some of us have finished some still working on them. It was wonderful to see how each one was so different and unique!

Front ....

Detail


Back view....
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9 comments:

The Lone Beader said...

This is beautiful! I love the red flowers. Are they poppies?? :)

And, I have a sewing machine, but I haven't figured out how to use it yet. LOL.

Boxoftrix said...

Hiya yeah the red flowers are poppies (gave me an excuse to add some beads :o)

suesviews said...

Omg, Yvonne! This is absolutely gorgeous. I am going to HAVE to get up there and meet you both (you & Judy) soon!! I so wish I could join in with some of your classes...
Thanks so much for stopping by mine. I've loved catching up with you here, and am so impressed with your dotee dolls, too :D Hope your workshop is coming along nicely - what a treat!
Hugs,
Suze xXx

Boxoftrix said...

:o) Thanks Suze! I think its time you visited us too! My workshop is arriving 29th Feb. Judy is going to be doing a small evening workshop on textile ATC's at our next meeting Tuesday 4th March it would be great fun if you could.

Cris Melo/Meloearth said...

Hi, Yvonne, congrats on being on Etsy's front page just now. I came here b/c of it and am delighted. I'm going to mark your blog so I can remember to visit.

Do you mind telling me what a darning foot is for and can any newer swing machine hold it? Mine is about 15 yrs old, I am guessing, maybe less, but it's white, plastic/metal and portable, so I'm thinking it could. I could even have one here and not know it.

Cris Melo/Meloearth said...

Hi, me again, just to say I Googled it and found out about it.

Google is our friend ;)

So never mind my previous question. Thank you, tho. :)

Boxoftrix said...

Thanks Chris I have sent you an email through Etsy.

Joy said...

Ooooh... this is BEAUTIFUL! The colors are glorious and so delish! Just yummy! And I love the little red flowers. It's a winner, girl!

Barbara said...

I love this little bag Yvonne, it's gorgeous.
Barbara

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