Wednesday, October 22, 2008

More Smocking Convention Tibits

It has been years since I have taken a class from Keri Mecca of Kari Me Away. A wonderful Heirloom Sewer, Artisan, Teacher and Designer with a 'Whimsical' touch. That is sometimes funky. If Kari is ever in your area teaching a class or if you are ever in the LA, CA area, it would be well worth your time to take a class from her. She is a wonderful teacher.

I love her style. She takes Smocking, Goldwork, Stumpwork, Jacobean, Whitework, Silk Ribbon and Lace and makes them all her own.

In her class we made the Silk Sewing Companion. It is a lovely Silk lined Linen Hussif that has several layers of wool Dr's. flannel used to hold needles.

There are a good bit of supplies in our kit.

I had to trace all of my designs onto the linen.

Just a little sample of the inside of the hussif.
The class involved stumpwork, silk ribbon, gold couching and beading.

And see the layers of the wool? Very nice.

The back of Keri's stitching looks as good as her front!

Fun Fun Class!

Another little thing about Kari, she saved Maja and me (or at least me) from starvation on Friday night. Market at Maja's Heirlooms got busy before supper time and stayed that way. We did not get any supper or even think to send anyone to get anything until it was too late and I was beginning to feel sick. (All that chocolate.) Kari had a salad that she had not eaten (meals are way too big and after ordering it, shared someone else's meal.) and she gave it to me. Maja was not hungry. I was starving, but this was a huge salad and I only ate 1/2. When Maja realized that it was the Chicken Ceasar from the Lounge, she ate part of the other 1/2. It was good. Thanks Kari!


ivoryspring said...

Wow, Missy - that is simply too gorgeous. I am really enjoying your SAGA convention reports!! Thank you for sharing! :)

Smilingsal said...

How fortunate you are to have had such a good teacher.

Shelia said...

That work is just beautiful and I'm so glad you didn't starve to death!
Thanks for the compliments on my new doo!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Picket said...

Morning girl...of I am always in awe of someone who can sew and make such beautiful things..It has always fasinated me at the beauty that can come from a needle and thread..Wow classes and a salad to boot..that is a perfect combo! lol Thanks for coming by and I hope you are having a great week!

Darlene said...

It is so neat that you go and learn how to do all of that fabulous work!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

More beautiful things!