A one stitch box
A little garden box
We had all brought a selection of fabric, beads and threads, and proceeded to work on our own boxes.
Some members chose to start one stitch boxes in a range of complementary colours:
While others started work on their own miniature gardens:
Louise was a brilliant tutor, she gave very informative demonstrations and was on hand to provide advice and tips. Throughout the morning she demonstrated the next skill or technique we'd need to know to progress with our boxes. Through the day we worked on our sewing, making the side panels and embellishing the top with layers of stitching & beads.
Linda worked fantastically hard and finished her entire box in the day:
Everyone else made great progress, and have boxes which are nearly ready to finish, here's a slideshow of the photos:
All the stitching together:
If you want to find out more about Louise, you can go to her Brunel Broderers page, or their Blog, a great source of inspiration. The group have an exhibition entitled "curiouser...?" in Frome in September, and more details are on their blog too. She also has an exhibition in Cardiff soon, about her collaboration with a potter.
All in all, a great day, and everyone was really looking forward to making more boxes. Thank you Louise!