I had the opportunity to fit in one more RSN course at Hampton Court Palace, so I couldn’t say no! I’m incredibly glad that I did introduction to Whitework, I’ve really fallen in love with the technique and can’t wait to improve my skills.
I think I enjoyed most the pulled work, which was the technique I originally found most intimidating!
What I find to be really difficult is the satin stitch. I’m going to practice and practice that one with one strand of floss and a #12 needle until I achieve a smoother, shinier effect. (The half of the leaf done below was stitched by the instructor of the course as a demonstration for the class. As you’ll see below, my satin stitches aren’t nearly as lovely.)
I also really like trailing, but I also need to work on the smoothness of that effect.