Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Painted Easter Eggs - 2014

Every year I greatly enjoy hand painting Easter eggs. I always use blown out chicken eggs, or goose eggs if I can get my hands on them. This year I used a variety of markers, permanent markers, fabric markers and Giotto pens (these go onto any surface and give a matt finish). Fabric markers are fun to use on egg shells because they are semi transparent and the colours can be blended softly. I used black permanent marker for all the outlines.

I was very happy with the results. But I'm even happier with how I photographed the eggs this year. I had these old pages from a calendar with vintage botanical drawings. I added a filter to the photos and am thrilled with the results. To me they look like little quirky artworks :)

Have a safe and joyful Easter everyone!


Sunday, 13 April 2014

What you can expect from one of my workshops

Hello friends,
I've been running small embroidery workshops since last year. I enjoy them immensely and I am happy to say so do my students. I keep the class numbers small, never more than 6 people. This allows for plenty of one on one guidance and discussion. There is ample time for discussion, sharing of ideas and questions about projects that the students are keen to start at home after the class. The pace and atmosphere is relaxed and each student can work to their own pace. No one has to worry that they might be slower or less experienced than other students. I invite you to come along to one of my workshops in May, you will leave inspired and with an age old craft as a new skill.
I'd like to share with you a testimonial from Yumi who did one of my workshops last year and has not put down the embroidery needle and threads since then. I am SO happy to see her so inspired. The photo shows Yumi's current work in progress, she said she was inspired by the colour of the flowers (in the photo). How beautiful! The pattern being embroidered is from my limited edition prints.
"Hi Kasia, thank you for introducing me to the wonderful art of embroidery. The course was very enjoyable and it made me wish we could go back in time to a place where women used to sit and embroider for hours on end. It has been such a useful skill to have - I love that I can take my embroidery everywhere I go (even in the bath to relax!). You inspire me with your beautiful works, especially your floral motifs. I was very excited to see your new embroidery kits included some pretty floral designs. Thank you for sharing your gift with us and teaching us ever so patiently and always being so encouraging. Yumi xx"
To book in for the May workshops email me at kasiajtextiles@gmail.com or clik on this link for all the workshop details: http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8f802c1557284e520ba0e568e&id=7820b59afa

Learn authentic embroidery in a three hour workshop

You're invited to a relaxing embroidery workshop in the beautiful setting of One Village Shop in Lane Cove.

Learn the basics of hand embroidery in just three hours. We will be following a beautiful pattern in your choice of colour and you will leave with enough knowledge to continue at home, even teach your children or a friend. This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners or intermediates, the patterns provided can be worked in many different styles and I will guide you according to your ability. It's easy, relaxing and inspiring. I hope you can join me :)

DATES & TIMES: Sunday 4th May - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Sunday 4th May - 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday 21st May - 6:30pm- 9:30pm

One Village Shop
12/105 Longueville Rd
Lane Cove 2066
At the end of Central Arcade on Longueville Rd

$79 per person
3 hours of tuition in a small group of maximum 5 people
45cm x 45cm linen pattern
2 colours of DMC embroidery floss
wooden embroidery hoop
drawstring storage bag
instructions to keep and continue at home,k

Call: 0450 356 462 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0450 356 462 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Email: kasiajtextiles@gmail.com
There are a maximum of 5 places for each workshop.

You can purchase my embroidery patterns with instructions in my Etsy shop.
Go to https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/KasiaJacquotShop?ref=search_shop_redirect

Send this link: http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8f802c1557284e520ba0e568e&id=7820b59afa

 If you have any questions or comments or would like to discuss doing an alternate project during the class please don't hesitate to get in touch, I'd love to hear from you :)
You can call me on 0450 356 462 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0450 356 462 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email kasiajtextiles@gmail.com

Kasia Jacquot :)