with Wendy Dolan
on 05 September 2018
We began the day in a very relaxed atmosphere, sketching out our designs from inspirational images of architecture, spires, mosaics, wobbly walls and chimneys. Wendy’s instructions were clear and well organised.
Next we chose fabrics from our stash to provide complimentary backgrounds for stitching into later. These were carefully arranged to sit comfortably behind our design. Once these had been stitched down, we could then proceed to transfer the design onto the back of the piece using tracing paper.
The afternoon was quite an active sewing frenzy with lots of machine embroidery skills to learn! Wendy helped by showing us many different techniques to add texture and shade to our work. Finally, we added colour with gauzes and more stitching to emphasise line and pattern.
Wendy made sure that we kept things simple enough to achieve in a day, constantly encouraging us and guiding us through step by step. A thoroughly inspirational day.