Judith Maslens bi- monthly workshop down in the New Forest.
As we set off in the early hours it was raining and we thought - Oh no! not a repeat of the awful journeys back in March but the sun came out and the weather was glorious.
Two new patterns again and a full house including some new faces.
Our first pattern was in the ' Seasons ' Series and in typical Judith style this was No: 1 - Spring. We did 'Summer' back in March?
This was a beautiful white work design of a daffodil with leaves and some other flowers. I felt pleased with my work until the last moments spent on the daffodils trumpet. Those who do parchment work will know that you are always turning the work over to work on the back and then back again to the front to see what you have done and compare with the picture that you are working from. Somehow it is easy then to forget which is left and which is right when you have turned it over. I felt I needed to emphasise some of the embossing to the left of the flower (looking from the front) and then turned my work over and promptly embossed on the left on the back. Wrong place of course. I asked Judith to please help and of course she rescued my daffodil trumpet and showed me how to work on other parts so that my incorrect embossing disappeared into the background. So thank you Judith and my daffodil has a trumpet.
Specifically designed for the man in your life this pattern uses a little white work, tracing with black and sepia pens, colouring on the back and the front of the design and then a little embossing to add highlights.