We have had a fabulous week with Sue Spargo from America teaching for us.
She works mostly in wool fabric with touches of cotton to add interest. Then she does the most amazing embellishing with embroidery around and over the applique pieces.
We had a two day class embellishing leaves. This leaf is layered up with fabric and
then embellished with stitches. Sue has a fantastic repertoire of stitches - most are
traditional but not widely used these days so everyone added to their personal
knowledge of new stitches.
The two class was followed by a one day class embellishing circles to make the cover
of a needle case. In this she taught her basic and most popular eight stitches and
variations on them.
It was also great to meet her sister, Wendy, who does all the wool dyeing of Sue's fabrics.
This is Wendy with their African Quilt - they grew up in Africa before moving to America.
We were thrilled to have these two talented women visit us and hope they will return
when their busy schedule allows.