Anna Maria Horner has been visiting Australia again!
I was lucky enough to attend both her hand stitching
workshop and trunk show on Wednesday.
I have so many great ideas and photos to share, I
will break it in two separate posts.
First, the hand stitching.
Anna went through her quilting techniques, as seen
in this little video....
She designed the birds in her Cacophony range just
so she could do little cross stitches on her quilts
And according to Anna, hot pink thread is a neutral!
And this one comes complete with pom-poms and
I couldn't wait to practise my hand quilting stitch.
Since my accident last November, my hand quilting
has suffered somewhat...
But I am pretty happy with how my sample feathers
are looking, front...
She generously drew this little folk flower so I could
practise my embroidery stitches...
and I purchased the "A to Z" embroidery templates
It's not hard to tell that she has been hand stitching
since she was five!
Another hint- chose long straight or wavy lines that
avoids the seams,
makes for easier stitching!
Thank you Anna for your generosity in sharing your
talent and skill with us!