Friday, 21 April 2017

Fabric Books with Maureen Shepard

We were very grateful to one of our members, Maureen Shepherd, for stepping in at quite short notice to lead this Dayschool on Fabric Books. Maureen is an experienced tutor, a member of the Embroidery group, EDGE and is the present chairman of the  Dundee &  East of Scotland branch of the Embroiderers' Guild, so she is a very busy lady! 

The first part of the morning was taken up with preparing a pattern for our book. This involved a lot of precise measuring, line drawing and cutting - quite a challenge for most of us! Maureen had prepared and cut the fabric we needed for the main part of the book so all we needed to do was follow the instructions on the pattern  and fold our fabric correctly. This was not as easy as it sounds!  However, with Maureen's expert guidance we all managed. The rest of the day was much more relaxed as we decorated our 'books' from  the great selection of fabric, buttons, ribbons, inks and stamps which Maureen had supplied.She had suggested a 'Circles' theme  so with a bit of colour and some stitching  we were well on our way!

Here are some of the book pages before assembly:

One of Maureen's fabric books