|Margaret's green Raggedy Robin in her quilt top|
|My still unfinished Raggedy Robin|
Margaret showed us some short cuts to save time. Below is a long appliqued border. The top sample is needleturn; the second sample has been buttonholed by machine.
Margaret showed us how to hem S shapes to make a woven border. Hemming S shapes is not easy.
In the lunch break I walked back to the main street in Castlemaine to visit one of the numerous antique/secondhand shops. This one is called The Restorers' Barn and it deals in all sorts of things that you might use to decorate/restore your home.
The afternoon was spent with Di Ford. The first technique Di presented was Broderie Perse (which I still can't pronounce). Broderie perse is an old applique technique. When printed fabric was very expensive, needlewomen would cut out a flower or leaf or bird and sew it to a larger plain piece of material. Di's quilt top featured broderie perse flowers and she showed us how it was done.
|Blue broderie perse flowers with inked detail|
|Di makes it look easy|
But I have added to the collection since I've been home.....
It was a fabulous day, I hope I can book another one next year.