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 medium brown using padded satin stitch. Once finished I looked at the whole picture and realised that, not only was the colour all wrong – but the stitch was far too bulky and as a result focussed all the attention on the beak, detracting from the rest of the piece. So after a quick word with the tutors – out it came.

I then tried again using a lighter brown and a closed herringbone stitch and it seems to have worked much better. The only other things that needed completing were the little eye in padded satin stitch and the top swirls above the large flower. Here is the finished piece…

The tutors seemed unconcerned about the bird’s foot, the orange herringbone or the need to add to the fern spirals at the bottom of the picture. This either means they are satisfied that I have finished – or they are just fed up with me!! I have been assured that I will be able to mount my piece ready for assessment on my next visit. So this now means that I can turn my attention to the canvas work module.

Happy stitching one and 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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13 Responses to Jack’s back for one last time….

  1. Lucie says:

    Beautiful crewel work. An absolute fab project x

  2. claire93 says:

    I doubt they’re actually fed up with you ^^ Probably just relieved that you are finally happy with your embroidery ^^

  3. Jen says:

    Jack looks smashing and if I must say, intelligent too! I love how you finished his head…it’s perfect!! This piece has really come together now and as a whole looks fabulous! You deserve a huge pat on the back for your beautiful stitching and for all your perseverance…now just to get through the mounting and you can truly celebrate 🙂

  4. Sally says:

    Well done on finishing, and it does look really good. I still love your colour combination.

  5. Catherine says:

    Well done! It really does look fabulous, you should be pleased. And I’m pretty sure if the tutors thought something should be changed they would have told you.
    It was lovely to meet you in person and I look forward to seeing your canvaswork

  6. I am amazed, your work looks wonderful. 🙂

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