Saturday, June 12, 2010
I had a great time in Seattle. My class was filled with very creative students who all pushed themselves to try new stitches and work with new textural fabrics.
I was in heaven as Quiltworks Northwest is also a bead store and they have an incredible selection of beads for embellishment. So as you can imagine I also had the opportunity to buy some fun stuff for my stash.
Some students added more textures to the background piece before we layered the leaves, birds, berries and branches.
This leaf is embellished with a fly stitch using seagrass and bullions using a Valdani perle cotton. These are two of my favorite threads. These berries are embellished with a variegated Valdani thread which completely changes the look using a fly stitch and then below using a combination of the fly stitch and bullion knots.
As you can see even though all the students started with a similar background each piece is starting to take on its own journey.
Thanks so much to Stacie, Susan and Chardel for making me feel so welcome and taking such good care of me.