We met up at Goodworth Clatford Village Club on Saturday 23 February 2019 for an inspiring workshop, given by Fay Maxwell. Fay had come to talk to us in January, so it was very exciting to try out some of her techniques. Fay explained how she usually chooses 5 colours to work with, including shades of her chosen colours and works with stitches that most of us are familiar with.
She had brought lots of examples to show us and outlined the main stitches she uses - long and short, blanket, chain, back and cretan stitch as well as Indian edging. By the clever use of combining stitches together, wonderful designs can be created.
To make life easier for us, Fay had brought fabrics with outlines or block printing on them, to act as a guide.
We used a variety of threads, including wool, Perle and stranded cotton and spent the day stitching and chatting.
Four o'clock came round far too quickly but it was a wonderfully satisfying day, with everyone learning new techniques, putting combination stitches together and picking up useful tips for the future.
Thank you Fay, for a very enjoyable workshop, full of information and inspiration. It was a very thought provoking and stimulating day.