It is always lovely to teach somewhere in the south in the early part of the year. I was fortunate enough last weekend to visit the Naples Guild in sunny Florida. I have not taught much in Florida and Ia m sure it is because i work mainly in wool. I think they were pleasantly surprised to see my classes are more about embellishment and the wool is only the fabulous textural medium I choose to work on. We had a full class of 25 students all working on my Flower Vase sampler. I love this class as we get to ply with all the elements that i like to embellish on my large quilts.
I taught applications of ribbons, layering with textural fabrics and embellishment of leaves, flowers and stems. Although everyone starts with the same base as you can see they all are starting to take on there own personality. I love the use of all the hand dyed fibers and my little book ‘Creative Stitching’ was invaluable as each student started in on the embellishment.
Thanks to everyone for taking such good care of me.