Wendie’s Workshop…… Part One

What a wonderful two days I’ve just had. Wendie Scott Davis’s workshop “From Photo to Mat…As easy As That” had intrigued me ever since I first heard about it at Trent Hooking School two years ago…..and I wasn’t disappointed.

It deals with using your computer as a tool to select and adjust photos for hooking, transfer your photo from computer to backing, chose and keep a record of your  colour palette and lots of tips and tricks along the way. Add to that…a dynamic knowledgeable  teacher, great friends, and a very comfortable venue, and you have a recipe for a great workshop.

Just look at this wonderful example Wendie brought…done mostly in an 8 cutDSCF5010

I am so impressed with the position and effect of the skin tone values, and so excited to learn how to do that.

Here are some photos I took randomly around the room on the first day.


Wendie is preparing to show Kathy how to transfer her picture.

DSCF5002She brought a light box for drawing our patterns, and it was a busy spot. DSCF5008…but first we had to decide the size and outline the perimeter.DSCF5001Pat transferred her pattern using dots through the tracing paper.DSCF5003Linda darkened her tracing paper pattern before drawing it on on her backing.DSCF5004…. as you can see from Wendy’s pattern (That’s Wendy….not Wendie) , Our patterns consisted of  a bare outline of the details….this is her pattern taken from a photo she took of a moose at the edge of a forest !

DSCF5028One of the neatest tricks Wendie shared was how to do this triple whipped edge. (If you look closely, you can see it on the first picture of the post) I don’t love whipping by any means, but this made a terrific finish, and I’m going to try it at the first opportunity. It looks almost like a frame when it is completed.

Next time I’ll show the photos from the second day…and the start we made on our pictures.

Thanks for stopping by.

4 thoughts on “Wendie’s Workshop…… Part One

  1. This workshop with Wendie is a really happy and inspiring experience and I’m glad you’ve had the chance to take it. I’ll look forward to seeing how you’re getting along with your mat.
    jill in Ontario

  2. wow, that triple whipped border must make a wonderful frame and wish I’d seen it in person too. Thanks for sharing.


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