The Dainty Pink Daisy is my 1 day introduction to Or Nue. I ran this class a few weeks ago just to see how it goes in a class situation. Or Nue is sooooo slow - well in a nice way, but I was impressed with how far the girls got in just 5 hours.
Crimson Clover is a 2 day crewel embroidery class. It is a smaller adaptation of Meadow Bloom - which had turned out to be way too involved for a two day class. This one is kind of an introduction to crewel embroidery although I do get a bit carried away playing with stitches - but that is half the fun, isn't it?
My other 2 day class is this mirror frame, Illuminated Flora. It is a combination of silk embroidery and simple metal thread techniques with a bit of Or Nue thrown in for good measure. If you think it looks familiar, you are right. I originally stitched it for the cover of A-Z of Goldwork. It is a bit of an honour that the piece is also used for the cover of the Beating Around the Bush programme.
I am wondering though, if I should make up a smaller version of the design. Most of the elements are simply repeated several times around the frame so it would be relatively easy to make a smaller version, which has each element just once. What do you think?
For those who haven't heard of Beating Around the Bush before, it is an International needlework convention hosted by Country Bumpkin in Adelaide, South Australia every other year. I have taut at a couple of these conventions and they are just SO AMAZING to be part of. In essence it is a week of stitching, meeting new people, catching up with old friends and simply having a good time doing something you love - you can't really wish for more than that, can you?
As much as I love to teach, there are quite a few classes I wish I could do... You can download your free class programme HERE to see the full line-up of amazing tutors from around the world. Bookings don't open until March so if you are able to come and join us in Adelaide, there is time to start saving or even add a class or two to your Christmas wish list.
Talking of Christmas - I have a pattern to finish this afternoon, so I'd better get to it.
Have a lovely weekend,