Y’all, I had a lovely time visiting the Woodlawn Needlework Exhibition. I won an Honorable Mention! Hurray! (I looked over the winners – really lovely stitching. Mine is also lovely but you can tell in a few spots that I had just started learning a new stitch. I really haven’t been embroidering that long!) Sadly, they don’t allow photos inside the show 😦
Fortunately for the blog, though, Anna of Talliaferro was kind enough to invite me to dinner!!! I had the most wonderful time! It was fantastic to finally meet in person! And I got to look at ALL of her embroidery 🙂 Aren’t you so jealous?
I asked for advice on one of the most irritating problems in embroidery for me: how to transfer a design to the fabric. She recommends high quality artist’s tracing paper. It’s carbon paper, but if you get it from an art supply store for professional artists (not advertised for embroiderers) instead of a craft store, it’s higher quality and generally works a whole lot better than the stuff usually advertised for embroidery.
I took a few photos of her house (only a few! there was a lot more embroidery there – it was a show all by itself!). Here is the Royal Persian Blossom:
And this is La Serenissima, which is the next design in line to be released! Isn’t it gorgeous? Really, the photo doesn’t do it justice.
I got a chance to peek at her works-in-progress and design instructions in the middle of editing. Sneak preview! Here is the cover for the not-yet-released La Serenissima: