In our little fabric packs were plain old soft worn cotton fabrics and a few bits of lace and doilies. We also had some plain cotton thread. We used Procion dyes and I was obviously having a purple day. (I have obviously grown old and can spit with compunction).
We had a slight hiatus mid-morning as we tried to dry our fabrics with irons because the fuse blew and left us in the cold. The heating was already off for some reason. A caretaker was duly summoned, the fuse box repaired and we were eventually able to continue.
After dyeing some threads we were able to arrange some of the fabric how we felt best and began to stitch in a Kantha running style.
Looking at mine now I think it is rather overcomplicated but I shall finish stitching and adding some embellishments as an exercise.
Today I my daughter, who is seven, did her first embroidery in a hoop. She's tried cross stitch before but I think she prefers this. She's doing a little stitchery that we designed together featuring her pet rabbit Henry. He has very long ears and looks like a cartoon even in real life!
It really felt like the first day of Spring today. We played football and cricket in the garden and tried not to knock over the hellebores! Even the bust looked quite nice!