On the 2nd of May a friend (Leanne of Lizzie's Page) and I went to Campania for an Autumn Gathering hosted by "The Quilted Crow", a quilt shop in Hobart. Two designers were invited to tutor various techniques. They were Helen Stubbings and Natalie Ross. I have not put photos of this day on this post as I know that there have been quite a few others who have put pictures of the day on their blogs.
Helen tutored the technique called "Colourque" which she devised. This involves colouring in a design with pencils and sealing the colour with a medium and then stitching around as you do with a stitchery. The effect is a beautiful applique like effect. I have started a project which is pictured below, I just have to finish stitching the green areas and then have to applique on some hearts onto it.
When I got home I pulled out an old unfinished bag project which I was going to applique. This was perfect for this new technique so I started colouring the design.
As a pre mothers day present, I have just purchased some new yarn to knit a jumper. It is italian wool with different coloured fleck through it. I will start this after I have finished the other husband jumper I have been knitting.
I have also started making some Dear Jane blocks which are not ready for viewing yet. Perhaps in a later post.
Happy Stitching to everybody.