Monthly Archives: February 2018

What a buzz…

After spending so long on my Jacobean crewel work I felt the need to do something fun and frivolous. So today I spent the day at Hampton Court learning how to make a stumpwork bumble bee brooch with Rachel Doyle … Continue reading

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Jack’s back for one last time….

Well it was a slow day at the RSN this week, although I finally finished my Jacobean Crewel work piece – yay! I spent the first hour or so on the bird’s beak and decided to stitch this in a … Continue reading

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Home stretch…

I have another session at the RHS booked for next Friday and would really like to start to mount my piece of work if possible. So today I have made a concerted effort to look at it critically and finish … Continue reading

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The ‘tail’ of Jenny Wren…

Just couldn’t wait to get started, so after reading through the instruction booklet twice, I set to on what I considered to be the easiest part of the project. The tail of Jenny Wren is worked in wool, silk and … Continue reading

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Jenny Wren….

I was super excited this week when a parcel arrived through the post for me – and in the corner, on the front of the box, was a little address sticker from the amazing Jenny Adin-Christie. I had seen her … Continue reading

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Sewing kits on the go…

Have had great fun this week making a little travel sewing kit (or three) for myself and as gifts. I followed a super simple tutorial by┬áLella Boutiquie and was very pleased with the results. I am not a quilter – … Continue reading

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Stitching in reverse…

Stitching in reverse, or unpicking! It was pointed out to me that the colours I had used on the throat of the mistle thrush drew the eye to the centre and detracted from the rest of the head. Once this … Continue reading

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