This January I did two classes at the Embroiderers’s Guild Summer Week. Both classes were with Alison Cole. I enjoy Alison’s classes and, as she comes from Victoria, chances to learn from her in Adelaide do not come easily.
The first two-day Class was entitled Australian Bush and was a sculptured project that really stretched my boundaries.
We worked with mulberry bark, padding, wires and added some goldwork. Alison’s double-sided brick stitch was pretty amazing and required patience. I was determined to master it and worked on it at home late into the night.
I was more familiar with stumpwork wires - and decided to use this technique for some of the gum leaves as well as the moth.
I have not finished assembling this yet - I had another class immediately after this one and I have found it hard to keep up.
I’m not at all sure what I am going to do with the finished piece. It isn’t something I can turn into a utilitarian item!
Regardless of what I do with it, it was an engaging and fun class. I learned a heap and pushed my boundaries. My next class was also with Alison Cole - Opus Anglicanum. That's the topic of my next post!