I can't remember what I originally wrote about this class. But I know that it challenged me. It was the unknown I suppose that got me rattled.
I decided to put my mark making on paper aside to work on another day. I will embellish this using my sewing machine, but I need to develop my ideas first. That left me with the fabric piece.
I had painted this with bright colours, because that was all I had to hand. It isn't what I would have chosen, but that is how it goes. Because I so like the gum blossom as a design I decided to stitch this. I also decided to work on just one half of the fabric, so that I could finish the exercise. I enjoyed Sue Stone's method of transferring a design, so drew my motive, free-hand, on five pieces of tissue. Doing it freehand meant that each one was slightly different, I then pinned them to the fabric and hooped up my work.
I do like this tissue method of transfer for simple designs. It can be a bit messy because there is always a residue of tissue to remove,
But I find the sharp end of a pin can ease the tissue away.
I choose to use a machine sewing thread to stitch with. It is a 12wt Egyptian Cotton by WonderFil and is lovely to hand stitch with. I also choose the WonderFil gold and steel grey lurex thread. Just to see what would happen.
The cotton thread was a breeze to stitch with, the lurex it's usual difficult self. So the result of a full days stitching was this small piece.
Reviewing this technique I think that I could use it to make cards or even small framed embroideries for sale in our local gallery.
So after all the angst this class caused it has given me a new technique that I wouldn't has used of my own choice. I will explore this one in the future.