Canvas here I come…..


This Friday I finally finished sewing on the sateen backing to my Jacobean Crewel work and handed it in – apparently just in time for the Easter assessments (fingers crossed!). I then started to mount up my canvas for the next module. You have a choice of black work or canvas stitching – but having looked at other peoples’ black work I don’t think that I am quite ready for it! The canvas was sewn onto the slate frame and then webbing was attached along the side edges with button hole thread. I stopped at this point and left the lacing for later as my hands were very sore and I had drawn blood several times!

After much searching I have decided to use a piece of art by the Russian artist, Sergey Smirnov, entitled ‘Sunrise’. The colours are very strong and the design uses quite simple large shapes – with nothing too fiddly. My first job was to trace the design onto tracing paper. I included all the details I could, which apparently was unnecessary. The tracing was then photocopied many times and I am now awaiting my next lesson to find out what comes next!

Back to Jenny Wren…..

I have just started on the wings which are little needle cases. Making the little feathers on the wings was a new process for me and a joy to stitch.

Happy stitching.


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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4 Responses to Canvas here I come…..

  1. Catherine says:

    It’s so exciting to start a new project! I really like the colours in your painting, I think it will look great on canvas!

  2. Dima says:

    That’s a pretty illustration, it should look lovely in canvas. I think you’ll have fun gathering threads 🙂

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