Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Embroidery Consequences

Each year the Homewood Embroiderer's Guild has a summer challenge project. This year was my turn to provide the challenge and I copied an idea I saw on Under a Topaz Sky's blog here. The blog post was about a challenge her guild had. I thought it was a wonderful idea, so I borrowed it.
For our group I made up little pads from pretty scrapbooking paper, with each page being a bit offset from the one below. On each I wrote a category. At our meeting earlier this month we passed them around, each person filling in a size, passing it, shape, pass it on, color, pass, etc.  Since the pages were offset, you couldn't see what others had written. Once it was done, they were all put into a box and each member drew one. 

I included a written handout explaining the idea and the fact that you don't have to use all seven options--just five will meet the challenge.

I wasn't sure how it would work, but I've heard from a few people who liked it and have found some ideas percolating already. 

I think I know what I want to do.  Nothing will be seen until the "reveal" at our September meeting.


Anonymous said...

That's fabulous and I love the booklets you made up - they must certainly have stopped the problems we had writing and passing on! So looking forward to seeing what comes of this!

Chris said...

What a great idea for a challenge!