Always in the back of my mind are projects I would like to try, new methods I would love to learn, but too often lack of time, or opportunity pushes those wishes to the end of the queue. Recently our local news-sheet offered several courses over a weekend. One immediately caught my eye and imagination ... stump work. Somewhere, sometime I had gazed at photos of gorgeous stump work and marvelled, and wondered, how the effect was created. I enrolled!
Last Sunday I paid my dues, found a chair at the stump work table and my lesson began. Before that I had given thought to looking on-line for tips, but decided that it would be wiser to go with a completely blank mind; hopefully to soak up the lesson.
The tutor was wonderful. She was organised; had samples of each step along with typed out instructions. All that was left to the 'students' was to begin stitching.
She had decided we make a butterfly ... so we began. Moments before the end of the course I completed a butterfly, not perfect, but still a butterfly. Best of all I have the main method installed in my brain [I hope!].
Yesterday I found another stump work pattern, and once I have purchased the essentials [that I do not have, such as wire] I will find out just how much did stick in the brain!