Well the first lesson was a lot of fun, a little frustration, and loads achieved. Already starting to look the real deal before any of the embroidery is done.
.First step was building up the background using the dyed fabrics.
I really like how the sky has the soft clouds. And the rocks at the bottom look really good with the texture from the salt. (though it doesnt show in the photo here.)
We were a bit skeptical about this process, but it does work.
I have now marked in where the trunks, and main branches of the trees are, and have plotted the position of the wattle. Next is to start embroidering french knots - I figure there will be thousands of them to come, along with couching and some other embroidery stitches.
Second lesson is on Friday - looking forward to it.