Friday, September 9, 2011

Christmas Biscornu with Sue Hillis

It has become a Gentle Pursuits tradition to have a Christmas ornament class on a Saturday in August. It is always a good way to inspire the group to get started on gifts and ornaments for our exchange in December. This year we were thrilled to have Sue Hillis come and teach our group. Not only did the project include a lovely stitched biscornu, but Sue came up with a great display idea. The biscornu sits on an antique spool and is trimmed with antique lace. Then there is a long cord and tassel, with a small spool ornament. The piece was designed to hold scissors for display but I'm sure there will be other ideas when our members bring in their finished products. The kit included the spools, the lace, buttons and lots of lovely threads.

Sue demonstrated how to put the biscornu together, as well as cording and tassel techniques.
As usual, we all oohed and ahed over the other items Sue had displayed. And Sue graciously held a drawing and the two winners received booklets for other projects! Sue had done several cruises with stitching, so if you want to go in January!