After a morning of quite intense discussion on choosing your theme, techniques and what you want to convey, Ailie showed us a variety of tips and techniques we might incorporate in out work.
I had to get my head around the fact I was with embroiderers and not patchworkers also I was not doing crazt patchwork so didn not need to cover the whol piece. After looking at Ailies work and the others in the class and playing with some of the hew techniques I was finally rwady at end of day one to launch forth.
I have had the idea for a while of doing a small album of my natural and my adoptive mothers. It was really planned to be based on the few photos I had. Now it grew. My first move into a creative embroidery piece. I worked well the next day and got on well. I also had used potassium permanganate to colour and burn a piece of white silk. On looking at it I saw "The Tundra" and have the planning for another piece of work!
Will add some pictures when a bit more progress has been made.