4. I had a phase several years ago of teaching workshops on how to use oilbars - Markal paintsticks. I went the rounds of a few groups, then interest waned. Then I was asked to demonstrate with them at the Quilters' Guild AGM when it was in Llandudno. Then silence again. This ws one of my samples right at the start - calico coloured using a stencil, wadding and backing, and some machine embroidering. He's been pinned on my wall for ages and I've just taken him down to pack. I think he's rather cute. There's a crab somewhere too. I've a lot of oilbars still around. Anyone fancy a workshop to try them out?