Just a quick update on the taster course available for FREE download from SST's site.
I did this one a few months back for an attended course at the centre, so I hope you like it - it's based around a painted background and free machine embroidery. Whilst there is a template of the scene I used included, I've also given instructions for undertaking your own design too.
It includes some water soluble fabric work to make the free standing motif on the outside of the mount, so contains quite a few different techniques. You can download it at http://www.sofst.org/taster.php