Master Classes by Elizabeth Almond this Februray 2018


Happy New Year and welcome to 2018 !!!

As a treat for the start of new year Kenya Embroiderer’s Guild will be hosting Elizabeth Almond to conduct master classes in February.

Although they are called master classes we anticipate beginners too and the instructions are very comprehensive. 

The details are as follows:

Masterclasses to be held on 5th, 6th, 7th and 9th of February 2018.

Member pay Ksh 2500/- and non-members Ksh 3000/-.

Timings: 9.30am to 3.30pm (with an hours break for lunch).

Venue: The Simba Union, Forest Road, Nairobi, Kenya.

To register please contact:

Gail Langton – 0733 739585 , gail.langton@gmail.com,   

 Vicky cole – 0717 197214, aandvcole@hotmail.com

                                    

Blackwork Technique – 5th February 2018

Blackwork embroidery is a very old form of counted-thread embroidery. This embroidery involves geometric designs and is traditionally worked in black thread on white even-weave fabric.

 

 

 

Kogin technique – 6th February 2018

Kogin embroidery is traditional Japanese stitching technique that was born in the Northern area of Japan. It is known for its hand stitching technique, in which cotton thread is stitched through each hole of the indigo colored fabric. The designs are unique in their symmetry and resemble pattern darning in the way they are worked up.

 

 

 

Pulled Thread work Technique – 7th February 2018

Also known as Drawn thread work, Pulled thread work is a form of counted-thread embroidery.  Stitches are worked around groups of threads in the base fabric to form gaps, creating lacy, airy fillings, bands, border and hems.

 

 

 

Whitework technique – 9th February 2018

Whitework embroidery is an embroidery technique in which the embroidery is done with white thread on a white fabric. The embroidery looks very elegant and can be worked in a variety of techniques, hardanger embroidery, Mountmellic embroidery, pulled or drawn thread etc.

 

 

Enroll now and reserve your place.

 

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The Guild Challenge for 2017 :-)


The Guild Challenge.

For 2017 we have again set the members a challenge – this time to take the packet of materials and produce an embroidery with the theme of bird(s).

Let your creativity begin:-)

Check Trish burr’s blog for some amazing embroidered birds… Trish Burr’s blog

 

Year 2016-2017 at Kenya Embroiderer’s Guild


Here is the recap of what we did at KEG during the year:

Kenya Embroiderer’s Guild Exhibition 2016

This took place in October 2016 and was a great success.

Mary Hicmott Master Class  In November 2016

In November Mary came to Kenya for a holiday and whilst here taught a single master class in canvas work using both wools and perle threads which was a great success.  The kits came in several different colours .

EAWL  Homecraft

Also in November 2016 the EAWL held its annual Homecrafts exhibition.  Many members entered items and won prizes.  We had a stand displaying the guild kits and a table selling kits, threads etc.  It generated quite a lot of interest in the guild.

The Guild Challenge

In the early part of 2016 we set the challenge which was to embroider a design which was printed onto the fabric.  Even though nearly 30 kits were sold, there were only 4 finished items but they were stunning.  Susan Crous won with her multicoloured one, shown on bottom right.

Amazing embroidery techniques learned and kits done during each KEG monthly meetings 2016

There was an embroidered lace tissue cover, a Shashiko and Shishi mug bag, canvas work on card, canvas work humbug, candlewicking cushion, drawn thread work sampler, embroidered ipad cover and a blackwork card.  wow!!

Stitch fun series – Ebroidering different types of petals


Good morning! Sharing with you all today one of the link from Mary’s website of embroidering different types of petals.

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Do you want to add more variety to your hand embroidery projects by stitching different types of leaves or flowers?

After all, when you look at flowers and foliage in their natural setting, they’re rarely exactly the same!

Since flowers and leaves are probably the most common motif in hand embroidery, it’s good to have a whole arsenal of stitching techniques on hand for embroidering them.

Here are sixteen different ways you can embroider leaves and flower petals.

Read more 

Show and Tell for September 2015


The amazing work displayed by our members 🙂

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Stitch fun series – Shisha Embroidery


Shisha embroidery – or mirror embroidery – is kind of addicting, you know?

You get started with the traditional shisha stitch, and before you know it, variation after variation presents itself – all of them lending to further adornment with more stitches – and the next thing you know, every time you turn around, you’re thinking of some other way to attach mirrors to fabric!

To read more click here

Swedish Embroidery


swedis embroiderySwedish weaving — also called Huck darning and Huck embroidery — combines darning, embroidery and weaving to create decorative edges for pillows, towels, blankets, tablecloths, place mats, etc. The designs are usually geometric in nature, and worked primarily along the surface of the cloth rather than going up and down through the cloth. This embroidery is a free hand style of that utilises stem stitch, satin stitch, feather stitch and French knots to great effect.

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Read more about this embroidery on following websites:

http://www.nordicneedle.net/stitching-techniques/huck-swedish-weaving/

http://www.ehow.com/way_5426955_swedish-weaving-beginners.html?ref=Track2&utm_source=ask

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