All Catherine's work is based on landscape photos that she has taken.....so we all had a pack containing a picture of the design which was based on a photo she had taken of a sunrise on the South Downs.....and an assortment of fabrics......all the fabrics were silks,voiles,satins.....no cottons.We then played around with the fabrics.....hand stitching them onto calico and wadding when we were happy with our placement.
When the fabrics are all layered up they don't look anything much to start with..............
but just add a mount round them and the landscape effect becomes immediately obviousOne of the best things I learned was how to stitch trees using a small amount of embroidery thread.....I love how the tree looks.
Catherine had put some slightly furry,fleecy fabrics in the pack for making bushes......but I decided I wanted to embroider mine.
The way the fabrics fray just adds to the landscape effect.
I added a bit more embroidery at home.....and the picture is now finished and framed....but I've found it impossible to take a decent photo of it in the frame!!
I loved the workshop.....Catherine is an inspiring teacher....and also brought along a selection of her work for us to see....all of it wonderful.