Making a little progress….

Following another day at Hampton Court I finally feel that I have made a little progress with my canvas work.  I still am at a loss as to how to choose a stitch for a particular space – but at least my colour blending is going well (according to Owen). It was a quiet day today with only 3 of us in total – which meant lots of time to talk through our work – something I always feel is most helpful. Sew… is my progress…

The one thing I am uncertain of are the diamonds at the bottom right of the piece – Owen felt they should be slightly unequal to give more flow to the piece, but they just look like I have miscounted stitches to my eyes!

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So my goal is to finish this little area and then move on to some of the background… wish me luck!

Happy stitching everyone!


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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15 Responses to Making a little progress….

  1. claire93 says:

    oooh this is gorgeous

  2. Lucie says:

    Your canvas work is looking very good indeed x

  3. Jen says:

    Your colour blending is fantastic! That’s what I’m most worried about for this module… Is it just trial and error or is there an actual method to it?

    • wybrow1966 says:

      Hi Jen, Really is just trial and error (well in my case anyway). I am finding this much easier to get to grips with than stitch selection. The colours are simple a representation of exactly what is in your photograph. Good luck for the Jacobean module.

  4. Catherine says:

    It is looking great! I love your bright colours too. It is such a difficult technique to get one’s head around isn’t it. Good luck!

  5. Kim says:

    I’m loving this! I’m being made aware that embroidery doesn’t need to be ‘fuddy duddy”. I can’t wait see the final result 😃

  6. Such beautiful detail. 🙂 I am loving it.

  7. wybrow1966 says:

    Thank you – just got to keep going.

  8. I’ve gone back over your posts to see what you’ve been doing. I like what you have been planning, and the experimentation you’ve been doing is exactly right. You will find that as you play with stitches and threads you will learn how to assess how many threads to use for a particular stitch, and how to pick stitches for particular areas.

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