Hello, I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend. Last week was a busy week for me but, I had a nice quiet weekend and that can only mean one thing.... lots of stitching!!
In my last post I shared with you two backgrounds that I prepared for one of Kathy Shaw's crazy quilt classes. The backgrounds are for the ICQC 107 Class which is a class designed to teach various silk ribbon embroidery techniques by adding miniature flowers to the backgrounds to create two garden scenes. I really enjoyed embroidering the backgrounds and in particular the tree as I learned a new technique for embroidering the leaves.
However, this is not the only tree I have stitched this past week. I am also signed up to take another of Kathy's classes, ICQC 103 which, is designed to teach basic surface embroidery motifs.
You may recall that I showed you the base blocks that I made for this class a couple of weeks ago.
Well, the first couple of surface embroidery motifs that I have learned are both trees. The first was an embroidered tree using french knots, stem stitch and chain stitch. The second is a 'twisted' tree which uses a technique where threads are twisted and then couched onto the surface of the block.
I really enjoyed learning both techniques and I am looking forward to the next lesson.
I will be linking this post with 'Super Mom - No Cape' for the latest stitchery link up party.