Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Ebony's First Embroidery Class

My Grand-daughter Ebony had her first lesson in the Children's school holiday embroidery classes at the Embroiderers Guild on Tuesday.
She has been waiting for about 18 months to go to one of these classes because she had to be 7 years old before she could attend.With great excitement, and a little fear as well she arrived all ready to begin.
As you can see in this photo she was all concentration and was unaware that I had taken her photo.What she was making was a mobile to hang in the window consisting of 3 flowers made in felt with blanket stitch around the edges and each flower was joined by a string of bead danglies.
In this photo is one of the flowers with her first attempt at blanket stitch.There is a sequin sewn in the centre which she managed to do by herself. She got tired of doing blanket stitch --so the next 2 flowers were done in an over-edge stitch which was less strenuous for her(and her teacher too)
The next photo shows the finished mobile.
Each flower has a string of bead dangles between them and there is also a dangle on the bottom and the one at the top.She only needed help when she had to thread the needle back down through the beads on the top and up through the bottom ones.

Here is the mobile hanging in the window.

And here is the proud student showing off the finished item which she had to finish at home because she was loosing concentration after 3 hours of stitching. (Notice my dry back garden through the window because we have a severe water shortage here at present)
I was so proud of her and her first efforts which she has presented to her Daddy.
Well done Ebony

13 comments:

sjandik said...

What a cute project. She should be proud. Sandy

Doreen G said...

That was quick Sandy I have only just finished putting it up on the blog.

Jacquelines blog said...

Maybe she looks like her grandma and is going to be a textile artist one day?

Fran├žoise said...

Ooh! This is very lovely.
Great job Ebony!

Micki said...

Ebony did a wonderful job.

Julie H said...

Ebony is adorabe!!! And, what a fabulous project - she has done so well. What a joy to have a little one follow in your footsteps.

Dianne said...

Ebony's mobile is gorgeous, and so is Ebony!!

Dotee said...

What a clever girl she is Doreen! I love the first photo of her concentrating.
Her mobile is so good. I think she might be a textile artist in the making.
It must be such a joy to spend time with her :)

SeamRippstress said...

Amazing! What a wonderful place you live to offer such a great challenging program for Ebony! She did a fabulous job and reminds me of my 7-year-old! She's beautiful!

Joanna van said...

How cute is that ...I bet you're proud she is following in your footsteps.

Nellie Bass Durand said...

What fun for both of you! I'm impressed with Ebony's stitchery. I think my granddaughter will be interested in making something like this during our summer together. Thanks for this appealing project idea.

Elizabeth said...

Please pass on my congratulations to Ebony for a job well done! Thanks for posting her efforts, Doreen. It's wonderful to see another generation taking up stitching and beginning to learn these skills to make things.

Carol said...

Ebony should be very proud of herself, the mobile is beautiful, how exciting to have your granddaughter to play with over the coming years.