Goldwork Inspiration

In a past life I trained as an entomologist, a career choice that grew out of a childhood love of spiders and beetles! Much of the knowledge that I obtained has now been lost as my brain struggles to retain more than the basic minimum!  But I still love to look at the form of the creatures themselves; Beetles in particular are so varied and beautiful. So imagine my joy at finding a book that combines needlework and beetles!

I can’t wait to try the goldwork beetles – I thought they would make lovely brooches! Jane Nicholas has provided detailed instructions on preparing, embroidering and finishing each of the designs in the book. It is a hefty book – but filled with inspiration.

About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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