The subject of the session was 'Topstitched Curved Piecing' which you'll know I have used regularly in my seascaped themed pieces. I spent a lot of time preparing and making both samples and finished pieces and I'm pleased to say my little group understood my instructions and made some great little samples. Sadly I only managed to get photos of 4 of the completed pieces but I will be seeing the other girls soon so I'll photograph their work next time I see them.
This beautiful muted sample is Annette's work. She has made lovely use of the fabrics she had chosen and used both the right and reverse sides of the fabrics to give her a wider range of tones. Annette's planning to make some table runners now she has learned the technique.
Christine, one of the owners of Stitchcraft Studio, worked with the beautiful batiks above and took a leaf out of Lindsay's book (below, the last piece) and inserted part curves.
Isn't Kathryn's impression of Mallorca above fabulous? She wants to make a larger piece to remind herself of all the beautiful colours in the landscape and the sea of her favourite holiday destination.
Lindsay inspired her too to make part curves and they add interest to the piece. Kathryn is the other owner of Stitchcraft.
Despite being nervous about doing the class I had a lovely time and enjoyed the feedback from everyone which thankfully was positive. Phew! I've even volunteered to do 'Curved Piecing Part Deux'!