Machine Embroidery at Mackay

I travelled to Mackay, Central Queensland and worked with a group of Machine Embroiderers who were enthusiastically creating a three dimensional flower.  We laughed and sewed all day.  Quite a few of the participants drove long distances to be part of the day’s activities.  So much so, that I did not get a photo of the group.

However, the next day was quite different.  Carlie, the niece of my host came to the house.  We had a one on one lesson with embroidery software.  The exercise culminated in a piece of machine embroidery, designed and stitched exclusively by herself.  The finished piece will be attached as a lined pocket to her beach bag, which she is in the process of creating.  This will be one school project with a difference.

Carlie took to the embroidery software easily, and was thrilled to see the quality of the work.  Already, she has other ideas for embroidery.  I can see niece and aunt negotiating time at the embroidery machine in the future..