During the class we worked on a Bird's nest. I figured this out when I was looking for an easy way to create one without using 300 stitches. This stitch can also be a flower using silk ribbons or variegated perle silk/cotton. This type of stitch was used to create big flowers on a hat during the early part of the 1900's. A hat pin was used in a hat and then wide ribbon was wrapped around the pin. The end was tucked in, creating a large type of rose. After viewing the new fibers available, I knew the technique would translate well using a few stitches to hold it in place creating a bird's nest. A few pearls and voila'.
Choose a few threads to use. Here the fibers are brown for the nest. But you can use other colors to create flowers.
Wrap the fibers around the needle that is inserted through the fabric with both ends of the needle sticking out on the top of the fabric.
As for the Prom and the Trolley-They had a wonderful night!
Next post will show how the island in our kitchen became a Cirque du Soleil themed party buffet. It was the theme for their prom this year.