Tag Archives: embroidery

SAL: July update

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The embroidery part of my pin cushion is finished, I just need to make it into the pin cushion

Please click on the links below to find out what super projects the others are working on

AvisClaireGunCaroleLucyAnnKateJessSueConstanzeDebbieroseChristina,

KathyMargaretCindyHelenStephLindaMary Margaret,

HeidiJackieSunnyHayleyTonyMeganTimothy,

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SAL: June update

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I haven’t done anything much to my cross stitch, but I did fancy starting the pin cushion kit from my kit stash

Do have a look & see what the rest of the group have been up to

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina,

Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Mary Margaret,

Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Tony, Megan, Timothy

Twirls & Swirls: Beaded scissor keeper

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I’ve finished my scissor keeper, it was a kit by Lorna Bateman. I added the ribbon to make sure the expensive gold work scissors did not go missing or get used for other things.

I designed the back my self.

I still have the thimble keeper to make, I thought it might be good to keep the beeswax in. I have another couple of Lorna Bateman kits waiting too.

Preparing for gold work

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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.

Layers 1&2

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).

Gold work preparation

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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.