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 how to form a line using s-ing. Needless to say I did not get very much done and will need to do a lot of homework over the weekend. I also added more basket weave to the birds wing and as you can see there is now an awful lot of plunging to be done!

But compared with Helen’s demonstration piece, I don’t think that I have done too badly.


I am planning on resting tonight and then it is back to Hampton Court tomorrow to work on my Jacobean Crewel work – but I hope to get more of this project completed at the weekend. Whilst at HC I paid a quick visit to the shop and picked up a new canvas work project by Rachel Doyle (having already seen this posted by ‘The Stitching Sheep’) – in the hope it will prepare me for the canvas work module. It looks like it is going to be a very busy summer!

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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6 Responses to Final day of Goldwork

  1. Dima says:

    You got the little canvas pincushion? It’s so cute!

  2. Catherine says:

    Lovely work with this little birdie! It sounds like you had a great couple of days.

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