It's called Textured Floral Extravaganza and we are going to cover a lot of different techniques.
|Just part of the class sample designed and stitched by our tutor, Ann Marie Moorehead|
I chose my feature thread first (the hand dyed Stef Francis verigated thread) and then dyed my fabric green to match it. Although the class sample is beautiful and subtle, I couldn't imagine stitching beige on beige myself.
We also learned how to basket weave some leaves with coton a broder. This leaf will be finished off with whipped chain stitch around the outside.
|same fabric - different lighing|
When I left my class I saw some wild lilies growing on a bank, and was pleased to find my colour scheme replicated in nature - always a good sign that colours work together.
I've also been plugging away on my peacock tapestry cushion. It's very nearly finished. I'm going to take it away next weekend when we go to Tauranga for a work social weekend. I remember working on it in Rotorua at last year's social weekend, so it would be fitting to finish it at the 2017 social weekend.
And I'm also trying to do a bit each month on A Treasured Time by Dimensions Gold. I would really like to have it framed for Christmas 2017.