This was the project I worked on. There were two choices--the hummingbird or a penguin. I, like most others in the class working on the hummingbird, only got like 4 or 5 pieces appliqued on. I wasn't real crazy about David's method of applique..using the ladder stitch. I've tried it in the past and didn't like the results so I just used my usual method. It works good for me. He recommends 50 wt. 2 ply and Karen recommends 60 wt. I really like the 60 wt. but bought some of the brand that David recommends to try out.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
class with David Taylor
I took the "Pictorial Applique" class with David and it was fun. I believe he said this was only his second class to teach in Houston and I think he did just fine. I do, however, really like Karen Buckley's method of applique better as David uses freezer paper and 'paints' the edges with starch the turns over and irons. I find the freezer paper (one layer) is not really stable enough and you can get pointy curves and not as precisely turned edges.