It’s a crewel world….

Darn it, after raising my hopes their was no sign of a security pass again this morning – but still managed to get in a little earlier and a seat by the window. I needed it too as it has been one of the hottest days of the year – and I am not brilliant with the heat – as my eyes tire very quickly. But how can you complain with views like these?

Back to the sewing, first thing to go was the satin stitched leaves. Apparently the padding underneath should be the same colour as the top stitches – whoops. I also felt that the dark green was a little harsh and after some discussion, have come to the decision that I should use several colours to create more shading. The next thing to be unpicked was the trellis in the large flower – to be replaced with a lighter shade of brown.

Most of the day was spent long and short stitching within the mistletoe leaves. I thought I was doing fairly well with them until Heather asked me, in no uncertain terms, why I had ‘plonked’ the final stitches in! Guess this means I will be unpicking again – and I thought I had carefully positioned them!! Oh well, that’s life…

I did manage to get one other bit of stitching started, and that was the heavy chain work on the ferns at the bottom of my picture. This was much more satisfying to stitch and went in quickly.


Sew, homework is to finish off the trunk on both sides, have a go at finishing the long and short stitch, complete the heavy chain and padded satin stitch. All by the end of July which will be my final lesson before the end of term. I also need to think about the stitches that I want to include in the large trellis section, and the large flower. Any suggestions?



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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3 Responses to It’s a crewel world….

  1. Catherine says:

    Yes, unpicking is never fun, but I’m sure I stitched my Jacobean three times over! It is generally all for the best. So lucky you get one extra class before summer!

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