Monthly Archives: July 2017

World Embroidery Day

How funny that my birthday was on World Embroidery Day this year – just another excuse to get a little more stitching done! I had hoped to show the finished ‘Bird on a Wire’ goldwork project – but alas am no where … Continue reading

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Day 6 of Crewel…

I seem to have spent most of this week at Hampton Court – not that I am complaining. Today I was back to working on my Jacobean crewel work. I have become very frustrated with this piece and have not been sure … Continue reading

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Final day of Goldwork

My final day with Helen Stevens at Hampton Court and today we looked at cutwork – a very time consuming process – but one I really enjoy. We were shown how to edge work in pearl purl, add spangles, and … Continue reading

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Goldwork, day 2

Still only two students again today, but we both seem to stitch at the same pace which meant that Helen could demonstrate to us both at the same time and keep a close eye on our progress. So after a … Continue reading

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Bird on a wire.

Let it rain, let it pour! Who cares when you can spend the day at Hampton Court stitching. Today is day one of a three day goldwork course with tutor, Helen Stevens. We are attempting to recreate her design ‘Bird … Continue reading

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Back to Jack Crewel…

Back to the Jacobean crewel work and this weekend I have been trying to decide how I should fill the lattice work hillock at the bottom of my design. First I worked up a lattice grid, trying to ensure that squares … Continue reading

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And sew it continues……

Day 6 at Hampton Court is looming, so I thought I ought to get back to a bit of Crewel work. Unfortunately, this weekend, I am suffering with a summer cold and end of term exhaustion – meaning many mistakes … Continue reading

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