I completely lost track of days last week, sorry about that.
When I was checking YouTube for bamboo basketry lessons I learned that bamboo needed to be heat treated to bring out the natural oils and create a polished look. These bamboo have been so treated and it really does make a difference. I also found out how the stubs are supposed to be cut correctly and I wish I'd known earlier.
Now that I've finished the needlepoint tablerunner I am back to work on the tapestry for the wall of the shop. This is the center point so I have quite a ways to go.