Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lily Anna Stitches

Our April meeting featured an inspiring trunk show by Lori Kabat of Lily Anna Stitches.  Lori began her presentation by talking about how she "came to be", and what was her inspiration for Lily Anna Stitches, which is named after her daughter.  Lori's patterns feature lovely wool designs.  A lot of Lori's designs are based on a seasonal theme.  Over the years Lori has perfected her designs, as well as patterning some of her friends designs. Her work shows that she loves what she is doing.  We we all amazed by her tiny perfected blanket stitch!  You can check out Lori's website at Lily Anna Stitches.

Lori displays some of her fine wool projects.

Lori and Terri discuss projects.

Before our meeting began, 15 of our members chose to take the class to learn Lori's process of how she works with wool.  Members got a nice start on this very sweet Easter project.  Lori offered that if you have any questions or need any additional help to please contact her, and she would be happy to help. She hopes that if you are a beginner at working with wool, that you will not become frustrated if your stitches are not a perfect as you would like them to be...she showed us her first wool project (still unfinished) as an example that it takes a lot of time and practice.  Her projects feature lovely hand dyed wools and Valdani perle cottons that she finds at Primative Gatherings, in Menasha, where she can often be found. 
Lori left perle cotton with Laurie S. for working around the rabbit, as well as the perimeter of the mat.  Please contact Laurie S. if you need more bunny brown, and I will get the other color to you all as soon as I can!  Happy Stitching.

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