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!