Finishing off…..

Well, after nearly a week of sewing in the evenings (can’t believe it has taken me so long!), I have finally completed my first Or Nue project. I don’t think it looks too bad, and thought I might try to make a little brooch from it. I think the next time I attempt this type of embroidery – I will use a flatter, thinner embroidery thread as the Japanese gold threads have become a little distorted in places. Anna Scott recommends floss silks on her website, although they can apparently be difficult to work with. But hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained!

I also think that instead of folding the gold thread at each end,  I will plunge them. I feel this would give a much neater finish. Now I just need to find out how to turn this sample into a brooch! Any ideas?

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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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