While in Houston I took a free form embroidery class with Judith Baker Montano. It was a fun experience and I learned some creative ways to add detail to landscape pieces. The photo to the left shows the sampler made based upon her instruction in the class. She uses all sorts of threads, laces, fabrics, etc to depict a part of the landscape. The tree trunk is actually a bunch of different threads twisted around and stitched down. I look forward to putting some of this use soon on one of my art quilts!