I have been so enjoying the two week course I joined, run by Karen Ruane. I have always enjoyed free machine embroidery but have not done much hand embroidery, so I felt this course might offer some new ideas and inspiration - and I wasn't wrong!
This is my first piece of work - I have been totally immersed in it to the detriment of the laundry, house-work and all those other mundane jobs! I even sat through my book club having unsociable thoughts that the evening might be better spent embroidering!
I tend to usually work with slightly thicker silks and cottons, so using delicate antique laces and very fine silks has been a learning curve!
The finished sample and close-up detail