On loaned Bernina B330 machines (luckily not too dissimilar to my Activa 125 ) we started with some warm up exercises on 2 layers of medium calico : feed dogs up, stitch length zero, fast feet, slow hands, shoulders back , breathe!!
Then in contrast to normal life classes where you have quick poses then a more sustained session, we had Bailey standing for 5 minutes. These were my favourite sketches - no time to overthink, I love the energetic lines produced.
A very satisfying afternoon's work ! Other used scraps of fabric and added coloured details to some of their drawings - I'd run out of steam after my early start,
I also spent some considerable time with the stitched pieces by Rosie James in the 'Art Textiles:Made in Britain ' gallery, looking with even more admiration now I'd had a go at the technique myself.
This afternoon I wanted to have a go at home on my own machine while the instruction was fresh in my mind. Ian was a willing if fidgety model - I'll make a better job of his head next time, it definitely did not show my handsome husband at his best!
The ' selfie' I did in the mirror, as Penny pointed out on Facebook, made me look cross ( it's the concentration) but with addition of the bits of collar from a favourite shirt that has decided to disintegrate, I'll make the deadline for August's Journal Quilt!!