Monday was the second time I've taken a workshop with Sue Spargo and it was even better than the first one I took in 2013! Because she was stitching at then end of the table I was sitting at as it was empty the first day SCORE!
The first exercise she had us stitch was to do a combination of back stitching of varying lengths parallel to each other. Then she gave us some examples of what we could do with various woven stitches. This is Sue's bird that gave us some inspiration.
Another of Sue's birds. Sue offered a bird or a chick project to work on. Another gal and I chose to work on leaves. Three gals worked on her new BOM which I'm sorry to say I cannot share pictures but they are wonderful. Another gal worked on a journal project.
This is my friend Judy's bird wing, weaving on the wing and thorn stitch couching the yarn on the bird's belly.
This is what my leaf looked like after doing my woven stitches. The top has silk ribbon woven, then Aurifil thread, sea grace, Perle cotton, more Perle cottons. The beads were done with the Pekingese stitch and the last row was cotton tape.
The next one involved working with embossing silk velvet and stitching different shapes. Here is a silk velvet sample Sue share with us. I did ask if I could share these pictures on my blog and got approval.
I apologize I forgot the name of the gal who did this lovely silk velvet wing on her bird. I asked but can't connect pictures and names right now.