I am rubbish at embroidery and needle turn appliqué and what was our first assignment? A small sample of embroidery stitches and a piece of needle turn appliqué. To be fair you only had to do a running stitch, a back stitch and a satin stitch. However, if anyone felt confident to do other stitches from the sheet provided then you could. For the needle turn appliqué you only had to do a circle or a square. Does anyone think I've been a bit of a show off by doing a jac'o'bean flower??? (That is a rhetorical question so don't answer that lol). It took me all day Sunday to complete my flower but I think its fairly expectable, however, it is far from perfect and anyone who is an expert at needle turn appliqué would surely laugh at my attempt at this incredibly skilful technique. I have to say I was quite shocked at such a request from the teacher and the five minute demonstration at the technique to a group of novice sewers (no disrespect to the group of lovely girls). I myself find this technique difficult and I have attempted needle turn appliqué several times including a very intense work shop with Barbara Chainey no less! and I am rubbish at it. The thing is I could not bring myself to do just a little circle or a square, it seemed so pointless, so out came the Jac'o'bean book and this was the end result.