The class was called Sunshine and Shadows. On the first day we painted our background with silk paints using a gutta resist to stop the paint from running. Alison also gave us many demonstrations.
Here is my silk painted background ready for stitching.
On day 2 we started the stitching, I didn't take any progress photos because I was working very hard to get it finished. I knew that I would never get back to it afterwards.
Everyone else brought their own photo to use but I used one of Alison's photos that is actually in her Woodlands book.
I worked pretty hard and nearly got it done.
There are still a couple of things to do and I really should spend the time and finish it.
I must now confess that it is my 5th class with Alison Holt. She comes over to Australia from England every year or two and the classes are held a short distance from my home so it is very convenient.
Her classes are wonderful, she is so talented and very easy going and absolutely lovely.
|Alison Holt and I|
I didn't realise how tall Alison was! I remember the first time I heard about Alison, it was about 12 years ago when I first saw one of her books. My heart skipped a beat; I loved her work. It's not often that you meet someone you admire and then become a friend.
I bought one of her stitched paintings called Autumn Sunlight.
|Autumn Sunlight by Alison Holt|
I also bought some of her cards; I will put them in my scrap book. They have cellophane over them so that is why there are some reflections in the photo.
|Alison Holt cards|
It was lovely to catch up with Alison again; I would recommend doing her class if she ever comes to your area.
Bye for now,