We spent a lovely day with Nicola Hulme learning the art of ribbon embroidery, something that was new to most of us at the workshop. We started with cabbage roses woven on wheel spokes and progressed to buds and calix followed by further 'sweeps' of filling flowers and leaves all with beautiful silk ribbons. Highlights with embroidery threads were added to finish the pieces. Thanks to Nicola for making the workshop so enjoyable, it was fascinating and we were all delighted to see how our embroideries developed through the day. We even had birthday cake!
Some of Nicola's work to inspire us.
Our work in progress