Did you know that most tivaevae are kept in one's glory box - they are not used. I don't see the point of doing all that work if no one is going to see it. There was also some talk of keeping them locked away so no one 'steals' your designs.
Anyway, about 90 minutes into the workshop we got some white fabric (an old serviette) and a leaf. Step one was to tack the leaf to the white.
Then we experimented with needle turn applique to attach the leaf to the background. More practice is needed!
That was about as far as I got with 30+ people in the class and a very slow start.
I unpicked what I did yesterday and used the tutor's leaf and flower as templates for a new leaf and flower which I tacked to some navy linen.
I am not loving it. Possibly the flower needs to be at a different angle? The tight inner curves of the flower and leaf are quite tricky. It's hard to get the edges tucked under without fraying edges poking out.
I think the flower needs a stamen or something to make it look more like a flower. It might develop into a cushion for a chair in the lounge. That, or Lucy the cat might claim it.