One of the joys of belonging to GTA is being able to depend on their support We all have times when we are unsure of which direction to take with our work.In the meetings we can usually find lots of opinions and advice ,whether we follow it or not.
Carol had been working on her coral piece and brought it along for some feedback on whether she should proceed and try to get it completed for Flourish.We thought she was doing well but it seemed a pity to rush what is going to be another thought provoking piece.
Her challenge piece has been done and explores corals in crochet.She has so many skills and excels at them all.
Another reason GTA is so good ,there is such a variety of experience and skill set to be found in the members.
Jane also needed our thoughts on her pieces.She had worked backwards constructing the background hanging first.She had used her Celtic designs to stitch largish motifs.She wanted to use the negative shapes to tumble down the piece.
Her dilemma ,were the shapes too bold without stitching over them to knock them back?Opinions varied,some liked the boldness,others thought the directional stitching created distortion especially as it gave the fabric a 'Nap' effect .No doubt Jane will go away and experiment, cogitate and come up with another winner!