Yes, it is that time of year again, getting the proposed classes out there. I am not going to do the number I would usually prepare, people are not out and about like they have been and this year I have cancelled most of my classes. I could move them on-line, this is what my friend Teena keeps urging me to do, but, I like to meet people face to face. Old fashioned I know.
So this year I will do Kogin, Exploring Stitches, Applique and the introduction to Embroidery. Plus I have a few small half day classes in the works. I am hanging out for my second vaccination jab and nothing will happen until then. We are very lucky in Queensland to have held out so long, but the Delta variant is rampant in some of the other states and will breach the border eventually.
The class which is giving me the most trouble at the moment is my Applique Class. I renew my designs every two years and it is time for a new design. So, I am out there surfing, just to see what others are doing. (I have to explain that here in Australia Applique is the American version not the U.K. one.)
Two of my favourite designers are Kathy Doughty and Sarah Flieke. Their work is a bit different. Kathy's book Organic Applique has lots of inspiration. Do have a look at the 'inspiration' section of her website. It is inspirational.
Although both books are great my problem is that I try to include at least 3 different applique techniques, needle turn, freezer paper and some form of attachment of the pieces using embroidery. Not all designs will accommodate this. So it is back to the drawing board. Hopefully inspiration will strike.