Last Friday, I had the opportunity to take a half-day class from artist, author, and pattern designer, Sue Spargo. We learned about wool and velvet appliqué along with some embroidery stitches to embellish the circle shapes. I really enjoyed myself. I love the intensity of color and texture in this piece. A photograph really doesn’t do it justice. It has much more personality in person. I have quite the wool stash along with threads, buttons, and beads at home. This class reminded me how much I love embroidery. I plan to do more pieces…partly because they travel well and aren’t messy.