Monday, February 1, 2010

The Banner

The idea to create a banner showing various embroidery techniques came from an article in Needle Arts about a US chapter that had received a banner from their sister chapter in New Zealand.

Nearly 20 South Bend / Michiana chapter members (about half of the entire membership) participated in this venture. We all picked our favorite technique (or at least one that we knew how to do) and decided on a pattern that would fit between the dimensions of 3 x 3 and 5 x 5 inches. The color of the ground and threads were left up to the stitcher. No particular theme for the patch was given.

Once all patches were collected one of our accomplished quilters in the group gathered them up and did her magic on them.

And this is what the finished piece looks like. In order to better see it, 2 pictures were taken. Close ups of each patch will follow.

Please click on the patches to get a close-up view of the wonderful work of our talented group.

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