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 goldwork on tweed. It was a lovely day, with lots of great light to sew by…..


However working with tweed does hold a few problems – it is a rather hairy fabric and the fibres are easily caught up in the gold purl and bright check. After the addition of spangles and beads the tail was finished. Next steps…. the wings!

For more details on this beautiful Jenny Wren Kit by Jenny Adin Christie……click here.

Also arriving in the post today was a new set, or 3, of Tulip needles. If needles could look sexy….then here we are!


Happy sewing to all…..

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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14 Responses to The ‘tail’ of Jenny Wren…

  1. Jen says:

    It’s looking great Deborah! I’m wondering if this will be finished before ‘Jack’??? 🙂
    I’m tempted to contact Jenny about this kit but will have to save up first as I’ve recently ordered some trestles! How much was the Wren kit, if you don’t mind me asking? I also bought some Tulip needles for Christmas and you really know when you prick your finger with them…boy are they sharp! Other needles don’t usually draw blood for me, but these do!

    • wybrow1966 says:

      Hi Jen, I admit that I get bored very easily and I have been working (slowly) on my Jacobean piece for 10 months now – I do hope to finish soon though! The Wren was quite expensive – it was about £140 – you pay more if you buy the hillock (£50), wooden base with tape measure (£65) etc. You can also buy a dome, scissors (£7.50) and thimble. But I have to say that all Jenny’s kits are beautiful and it is obvious that a huge amount of work has gone into them. I was very lucky as this was bought as a Christmas present. Trestles – they are expensive too! I was lucky that my other half is very handy with a saw and power tools!

  2. Beautiful work.
    It’s ages since I did much embroidery and so I’m out of touch with the latest/best brands and products, but knowing how much knitting and crochet have changed over the years, I’m not surprised to see such beautifully presented needles.

  3. Catherine says:

    This is such a lovely project, I know why you couldn’t wait to get started on him! Can’t wait to watch him develop.
    I also have some tulip needles, as yet not taken from the packaging. I need to find a project to work on with them, as they are meant to be beautiful needles

  4. Sally says:

    I love Tulip needles! I never thought I would rave about something as mundane as sewing needles but these are the BEST I have ever used. I love the way they glide through the fabric without needing to be pushed hard. They can tend to bow a little with use but still manage to keep their sharp point. I do hope you enjoy them and the Jenny Wren kit as much as I have, and in response to the earlier comment, in my humble opinion I would certainly rate both the Jenny Wren kit and the Tulip needles as at the very top of what is available in the world of embroidery right now.

  5. claire93 says:

    ha! and there was you saying it could be a while before you started on this lovely kit ^^ Looking brilliant so far!

  6. You are a magician with stitching. This is amazing!!
    And those new needles are sexy indeed. 🙂
    Happy stitching xx

  7. Dima says:

    That tail looks really pretty. I’ve tried the sashiko needles by that company, but I’m trying to get my hands on the beading needles. I really wanted to try them

  8. sewchet says:

    That was the EASY bit? Blimey – can’t wait to see this evolve….

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