For my next module with the royal school of needlework I have chosen gold work. As I have not had much experience of working with gold thread, I thought it would be a good idea to try it out. I copied my design on to a spare piece of silk, & I have been working on the felt padding before, the real thing, there are four layers of felt under that hare.
I hope it’s ok & I can get started on the ‘best’ one. I was asked to come up with a name it’s going to be known as the ‘Hoo Hare’ , from the Hoo peninsula in Kent (UK).
The front is finished, I really enjoyed this, it’s quite textured. I designed my own back.
I now need to find time to make the scissor keeper, I’m thinking about adding a ribbon, to truly keep both together, after all I really need to make sure my special gold work scissors stay for gold work.
As some of you know I’m working my way through the royal School of needlework’s certificate in technical hand embroidery.
My canvas work is coming to a close now, so it’s time to prep for the next module, I’ve chosen gold. I’ve never worked with gold threads before, I’m slowly improving, the second teardrop is much better than the first.
I’ve started a new embroidery kit by Lorna Bateman; Twirls & swirls – beaded scissor keeper ( full kit) , even comes with with the scissors & full skiers of thread.
Now to start adding some beads.
Yes!!! I have reached the top of the design. 😀🎉👍. However, I still have loads to do.
My exam classes being on study leave has given a little more time at the weekend, but those exam scrips keep coming in. Now the light has gone, I’ll get some more papers marked, then I can hopefully work on the sky on my day off.
Over Christmas I’ve been busy working on my canvas module ( for the RSN), I’m trying to get the sky done. I still have plenty to do.
My slipper orchid decided to bloom ( after 2 years), it was worth the wait.
I finally finished the roses before Christmas, to give to my Mum.
Who loved it.