Crafty Club was full house yesterday, not enough room around the tables to fit me in. All squashed up together, and very noisy. I might miss next week. I didn't manage to sell much wool, possibly they have enough, or it wasn't the right type, colour, etc, for the projects they want to do. I think the people up the road will have to try and sell it elsewhere. They did mention car boot sales, so maybe they will give that a go when the season starts.
Yesterday afternoon was fun, teaching my friend some simple embroidery stitches to get her going. This is my demonstration sampler, small pieces of scrap felt to show the basics.
We decided it would be a good idea for her to make a sampler book, so she could add pages to it as she learnt more stitches, and to practice on. I suggested using felt because it is easy to work with as a beginner. Start off doing big stitches, then eventually she can go on to using other fabrics for more delicate work.
We did running stitch, back stitch, blanket stitch, and chain stitch. There is such a lot you can do with these four basic stitches. I have told her to keep practicing these as homework, and we will move on to other stitches, and look at ways these can be used to make small items in felt.
As a complete beginner she picked it up very well. One to one works well for her at the moment. Eventually she may feel confident enough to try the Crafty Club. Now I'm going to get on with my own sewing. Toodle pip. ilona