A bit of bling…..

Finally supplies have arrived! The thing about sewing is that you can never have too many threads, materials or equipment! I am planning to use coloured metal smooth purl to fill in one of the beetles I have been sewing,  and kreinik metal threads for the second. Now I just have to choose the colours – choices, choices!

Two hours and one decision later and I have made a start… I chose to use metallic blackcurrant and gazelle purls – which I purchased from the ‘Golden Hinde’. First I finished outlining the abdomen on my beetle and then cut differing lengths of metal purl, which I then stitched in different directions filling each outlined section. I am hoping by stitching in different directions the light will bounce off the purls giving a little movement to the piece. I quite like the colour combo so far…..

In the garden Autumn has most definitely arrived and the dominant colours are orange and red. I particularly like my Stewartia psuedocamellia at this time of year.

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 A bit of bling…..

  1. claire93 says:

    giving added texture & shimmer as well ^^

  2. Catherine says:

    I drive my husband mad – despite my ‘supplies’, I never have the ‘right’ supplies for new projects! I love those colours, just stunning. I will defiantly be visiting the Golden Hinde stand at the Knitting and Stitching show in a couple of weeks.

  3. Dima says:

    Yum! I just love those colors, especially that purple.

  4. wybrow1966 says:

    Funny you should say that as I have started with this colour on my second beetle!

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