Wow! What a week at ‘Beating Around The Bush’ (BATB)
organised by the team of Inspirations magazine!!
(pictured in the middle)
whom I met at classes conducted by my USA friend and designer/tutor,
Lauren Sauer of Forget-Me-Nots In Stitches in Sydney about eight years ago.
learning new techniques, seeing the most exquisite
and varied pieces of handwork and being inspired!
and the beautiful pieces they taught.
of needlework pieces it was difficult to choose!
and a two-day class on the Thursday and Friday.
stitch my crinoline lady on to a piece of fabric backing
and on the Tuesday I needed to set up my exhibition booth.
Susan O’Connor - Australia : Monogram Secrets
Susan is the new Editor of Inspirations.
that she had on display in the classroom.
Most of these pieces have been projects in the Inspirations
magazines over the years.
Carolyn Pearce - Australia : Heart Necessitaire
the cottage workbox.