Sunday, 29 July 2012

Stitching On Paper Class - Sneak Peeks

The idea of stitching on paper might be nothing new, but I'm still amazed by the amount of e-mails that I receive asking me how I've managed to add hand stitching to my cards, or the people who leave me comments telling me that they wouldn't have the confidence to start stitching on their own layouts. 

Rather than reply to each and every one of those e-mails and comments individually, I started to think about the idea of hosting a class - for free - to share my own tips and techniques. It's been a long time coming, but I'm ever so proud to announce that Stitching On Paper will start on the 4th August, with tutorials every Saturday and Sunday throughout August.

I'll be exploring how to stitch on paper - covering the basics of hand stitching and machine stitching - then taking those techniques further inspired by stamping, embroidery, cross stitch, string art and quilting. Each element of the class will include tips, techniques and inspiration projects. 

Stitching On Paper - Sneak Peeks

Of course, I have a few Guest Designers joining me - Sian Fair, Mel H, Julie Kirk, Kim Dellow, Lisa Hausman, Tricia Simmons, Jemma Sharrock, Jennifer Grace & Lara Watston. Pretty amazing line-up, right? Each of these talented ladies will be sharing their own interpretation of my basic prompts - and I guarantee that you'll be inspired to start stitching on paper to create your own projects. Oh, and did I mention a prize?

43 comments:

Margie said...

That sounds awesome! Count me in!

scrappymo! said...

Sounds like fun!

taylortattle said...

Found out about your class from Sian's blog; how lovely! Will be on holiday in August, but hope to be able to check in now and again. I love using my sewing machine on paper, but haven't tried hand stitching so look forward to seeing all the projects etc. Sue x

Suzy said...

Visiting from Sians blog, i love sewing on layouts so really Looking forward to this

S said...

Sounds fun, and inspiring.

Abi said...

oh very exciting! I love stitching on paper so am looking forward to some more inspiration!

Susan said...

I found you through Sian. This class sounds great and I'll be sure to check it out. I love stitching on my pages to add that little bit of extra texture and interest.

Jennifer said...

Sounds terrific! I love stitching on my LO's!

Angelfish said...

This sounds great Clair :o) How generous of you to share your tips and techniques.
Fiona xx

Louise said...

sounds like fun!

furrypig said...

Sounds great I have never stitched on a page before so will be learning from scratch......... A bit nervous about it so really looking forward to class starting xxx

Lisa-Jane said...

Count me in! I love the look of stitching on layouts but I'm always worried about it knackering my machine.

Jimjams said...

Exciting stuff ... pinned you :D

magda said...

Sounds like great fun. I love stitching but need some new ideas. Can't wait for this to begin :)

lisa_crofts said...

Sounds like fun. I will be watching you from now on.

alexa said...

Sounds wonderful and looking forward to it.

Dawn said...

Can't wait to see what you have in store! I've always wanted to stitch more on my layouts! Can't wait to see what your guests have to share too!

butterfly said...

This sounds amazing! I love the look of stitching on cards, but I'm a hopeless sewer (particularly with machines, which break as soon as I sit down at them!), so I'd love to learn more about how to cope with it!! Thank you so much for this...
Alison x

Mary B said...

this looks really interesting will definitely have to keep an eye on this thank you so much

Mini said...

Looking forwatd to this. :o)
Sue x

Sandie said...

Prompted by Jimjams and would love to join in. Looking forward to trying out some new ideas!

Scrapdolly said...

Sounds like a must do - I will look forward to it.

Scrapdolly said...

Sounds like a must do - I will look forward to it.

susibee said...

This looks fab, I'd love to join in:)

Amy said...

I am sure your class will be filled with visual delights and lots of inspiration!

Glen said...

I'll be checking in Clair. *Ü* I have done a layout or 2 with stitching but resorted to faux hand stitching after making a lot of holes in my pages and no thread to loop through! Thank you for taking the time to prepare the lessons. ~Glen~

Cheryl said...

Ooo sounds like fun mite get me using my sewing machine great idea xx

Lisa said...

This will be SO much fun. I'll be spreading the word for sure!

Missus Wookie said...

I love stitching on paper either real or faux so am looking forward to this.

LCSmithSAVED said...

Here by way of Lisa! Thank you for a freebie - now I'm off to check out your blog & the other Guest Designers!

Cheri said...

Popped over from Sian's blog - adding you to my Google Reader so I can follow along!

Tricia said...

Really looking forward to this!

Nathalie said...

Looking forward to this coming week as I enjoy stitching in my scrapbooking also!

Miriam said...

Visiting from Sian I'll be tagging along 'cause I love stitching on paper.x

Cathy Sanders said...

count me in.... saw this on ScrapScene. Sure sounds like I might learn a thing or two.

Cathy Sanders said...

Just saw this on ScrapScene. Looks like fun.

Sarah said...

just found your blog via Jennifer! Sounds like a fun class!!

Candace said...

Just come over from Lisa's blog. Count me in!

KraftyKaren said...

Recently started doing more stitching on layouts - so looking forward to this.

karennarelle said...

yay,yay,yay! hopefully this will give me the confidence to haul the sewing machine out.

Coleen said...

From Scrapscene, totally new to stitching on paper so looking forward to it.

Coleen
an American in Ukraine

Karen said...

Oooh! Yes please!! xx

sue said...

Cant wait - sounds brilliant