The weekend workshop is over and I am exhausted but it was well worth it.
I have learned so much in these 2 days and I don't have a lot to show for it-but what I do have I am really pleased with.
This pile of colourful little grub like things are Raised Chain Bands-the thread is called gimp and it is quite thick.
The top square is called Cross Hound's Tooth and was worked over diagonal stitches again worked in the Gimp thread.
The bottom square is several rows of Blanket Stitch and the bottom 2 rows have been wrapped with Chenille thread.
Today we worked on a different section and did Wheatsheaf stitch and Cushion Stitch.
I have used Silk thread-Perle 3and 5 cotton and a hand dyed Cotton a Broder thread.
Here you can see where I have added a Wheatsheaf stitch between the two rows of Raised Chain Band-
Added beads over the Chenille thread on the bottom left.
The next section across is stitched in Running Stitch in Gimp then it was laced with gold thread which is hard to see in the photo.
In the right hand corner there are giant Bullion Knots (24 wraps with 6 strands of cotton) and two rectangle Mother of Pearl buttons which have French Knots in the holes.
Now all I have to do is fill in all the other squares with lots of interesting stitches.
We leave on another cruise on the 20th for 14 days so guess what I will be taking with me :-}}