small embroideries


12thNightLLowRes1My son’s class, which is made up of 10 fifth and sixth graders, put on a production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” a couple of weeks ago.  They take drama very seriously at his school and they spent over a month rehearsing this for a couple of hours every day. 


The production was set 400 years in the future so rather than a ship crashing on an island, a spacecraft crashed on the planet Illyeria.  The sets, lighting, sound and costumes were amazing.


Of course none of this could have happened without some very dedicated teachers and volunteers.  I decided to stitch them each a little remembrance. I included the spacecraft from their poster (taking off rather than crashing). 


And yes, my son has caught the acting bug.  He played Sir Andrew and he did an amazing job.

Comments 3

  1. dawnrogal March 3, 2012

    Thanks Cathy!! I try.

    Judy, yes. I bought the frames at a local craft shop, they are just two pieces of glass. It works great for simple embroidery where the stitches are mostly flat (no French knots or bouillon stitch). I like showing the raw edge of the fabric so I fray it a bit before popping it in the frame. Oh, and I made labels that I put on the back of the piece. And yes, you can see the messy back of the piece if you turn it over – it’s handmade after all.

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