Sew and tell…..

Sew far, this holiday, we have been lucky enough to have had the sunshine with us and have enjoyed lots of long walks with the dog along the beach. The evenings have been quiet allowing time to rest and recuperate – and to do a little sewing. The canvas work is proving the perfect project as it is not too taxing on the brain. I wondered at first if I would enjoy it as I used to do a lot of tapestry work many years ago – most of which involved tent stitch, tent stitch and more tent stitch – hence the reason I stopped. But this little project uses a number of different stitches and also allows you to see how colour (and colour mixing) changes the look of each stitch.

I particularly enjoyed stitching the reversed cusion stitch and rice stitch – which can be seen in the top two boxes. Hopefully I should finish this over the rest of the week and then can think of what to do with the finished piece after that.

Finally a couple of photos of a few old birds that we have met on our travels!

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 Sew and tell…..

  1. Catherine says:

    This does look like a lovely sampler. Though, I don’t think canvaswork will ever be a favourite technique for me, I can now appreciate it, and realise there are some images best suited to it.

  2. Jen says:

    It sounds like you’re having the perfect holiday and I love the colours and texture of this piece. I’ve just come back from spending the school holidays with the kids in Italy and we could have done with some rain as it was very hot and dry. Great excuse for gelato though! Now to catch up on all the blog posts I’ve missed 🙂

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