Heart of the matter…

Yeah, reports completed! So time for a little sewing. I thought that this weekend I would have a break from my Jacobean crewel work and go back to a project I started a little while ago. I came to goldwork very recently following a day course at the RSN making a 3D bird – and was hooked. Since then I have completed a number of small projects made from kits by Jennie Adin-Christie. The latest kit is a heart shaped, millefiori brooch which I started back in May. Jennie’s kits are so easy to follow with full colour drawings showing everything, even down to your needle position.



Clear, easy to follow illustrations.


I had already prepared all the padding, so this afternoon was spent adding metal chippings and beads. Unfortunately I did not finish the project and will need to plunge all the metal threads, but here is my progress so far…

Hopefully I should get this finished during the week. Meanwhile in the garden, the dominant colour at the moment seems to be purple….

There is just so much to fit into every weekend!

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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5 Responses to Heart of the matter…

  1. Catherine says:

    I’ve often contemplated getting one of Jenny’s kits, the designs are always fabulous and the instructions look fantastic! I’m having an RSN break with goldwork too – just mine is a Becky Hogg owl!

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