Firstly, Abi has completed the piece that she started at the Sue Spargo Playday a few months ago. She has backed it with an off-cut of herringbone tweed and has finished the edges in unusual corduroy bias binding.
Jo, meanwhile, has been learning a new skill.
This technique, which she has used to decorate a petite fabric bag, is called furrowing.
I was unsure what furrowing was so I asked Jo to explain it.
She told me that you start with two pieces of fabric, the top being about twice the size of the base. The top fabric is then attached to the base fabric with random stab stitches, making lost of little hills with furrows in between.
The pictures above and below show a piece of felt
at different stages of the process.