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November 14, 2017
Tuesday from Karen Ann Ruane

works in progress

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November 13, 2017
Lisa’s Hexies Quilt (Times Two!) from Quilted Joy

Have you ever made a quilt and had so much fun, you needed to make another one right away? Lisa knows how you feel! Lisa made these two very similar (and very cute!) hexagon quilts. One is for herself and the other one is for her daughter.

Hexagon Quilt Hexies Quilt

This first one has a modern feel with the grey background and muted colors in her hexagons.

Hexagon Quilt Hexies Quilt

This one feels very girly and fun with bright florals and a green background.

Hexagon Quilt Hexies Quilt

When she dropped off her quilts we talked about the different quilting options. All that yummy negative space in the solid backgrounds ...

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November 8, 2017
embroidery [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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embroidery

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Maybe from contemporary embroidery




I have started playing with ideas for my workshop packs for the two day London workshop next February. To be precise....I am thinking about the actual ''workshop pack'', the pocket which will hold things to be used in the workshop. So far I have secured gimp with bullion loops on a piece of vintage white which may or may not become the pocket. More surface embroidery will be added to that piece over time so the pocket itself will become a keepsake after the ''event''.
I have made a decision on which printed cloth will be used for hexagons ...

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Maybe from Karen Ann Ruane

playing with ideas for workshop packs, embroidered pockets

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November 3, 2017
hand embroidered pouch [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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hand embroidered pouch

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the drawstring pouch from Karen Ann Ruane

a hand embroidered drawstring pouch

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November 2, 2017
and so it begins from Karen Ann Ruane

piecing together a hand embroidered drawstring pouch

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October 31, 2017
the cloth book from Karen Ann Ruane

samples for a cloth book

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October 28, 2017
finishing embroidery on this surface [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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finishing embroidery on this surface

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126 stitches for the lining from Karen Ann Ruane

an embroidered lining for a drawstring pouch

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October 25, 2017
embroidery [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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embroidery

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more work on the piece I showed you yesterday. There is a short video about this work on my blog
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October 24, 2017
hexagon pouch in progress [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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hexagon pouch in progress

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290 stitches from Karen Ann Ruane

290 embroidery stitches on an edge

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October 23, 2017
embroidered hankie [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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embroidered hankie

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October 14, 2017
hexagon pouch in progress [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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hexagon pouch in progress

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from three to seven from Karen Ann Ruane

hexagons in progress on white silk

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October 12, 2017
Triangles from Charm About You


It is always good to challenge yourself with different techniques. This table runner has y-seams, angled edges and a few points to keep pointy. Funnily the thing that I struggled with the most was the self cover button, turns out I had the back piece the wrong way round!

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October 11, 2017
hexagons on silk [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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hexagons on silk

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a hexagon pouch and an update on my cloth sample book from Karen Ann Ruane

hexagons for a pouch and a cloth book full of stitched samples.

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