Today at Embroiderers Guild I attended a mini workshop on Huck Weaving. I hadn't forgotten how to do this although it was around 55 years ago that I learned. Just like riding a bicycle - you never forget! It was interesting to pick up and refresh my memory on this interesting stitch. The fabric is amazing - I'd love to see the looms that make this fabric. According to the tutor this stitching can be done on Aida too so at long last I may have a use for the pieces of fabric I have discarded over the years when I swapped the kit aida for my favourite linen. Our tutor has stitched lots of huck items and had a beautifully coloured sampler which really took my eye.
With practise I may be able to achieve something like this but I'm not sure that Huck has grabbed me quite that much. It was fun chatting with others as I stitched though.
We all made small sample pieces so that we practised the basic stitches and were given paper charts and instructions to encourage us to try more difficult items later.
Tonight I am going to do miles of needle weaving on a beaded hardanger strawberry while I watch Silk and A Touch of Frost. Bliss!