Gillian explained to us how to interpret our own photographs in line drawing, in order to trace the results and transfer them to coloured fabric (turban cotton is ideal) which is then applied to a backing piece and stuck down with Bondaweb or Heat and Bond (the latter being easier to trace onto and giving more exact results).
When all the applying (or more correctly, applique) is complete, the pictures are enhanced with machine embroidery to become the finished product. Here are our pieces pictured just before we finished for the day.
Needless to say, no-one reached the sewing stage! Here are some of Gillian's Burano houses to show what we are aiming for.
You can see more examples of Gillian's work by following the link to her blog in the side bar.