The lion roars….

Finally I got around to finishing off the goldwork kit that I started with Becky Hogg on a two day course at Hampton Court. After having completed most of the major components the lion has sat in a hoop waiting for all those little fiddly bits to be worked on. So here is the result….


I am relatively happy with the piece, although the s-ing is a little rough around the edges, but I have learnt a number of new techniques. The piece has been finished off by mounting in a small hoop – but I have never been one for putting my work on the wall, so am not entirely sure what I am going to do with this now!

On the gardening front – I bought several little sculptures from a local artist named Emma Godden (so local – she was literally based almost at the bottom of my garden!) who was exhibiting her work as part of the Surrey Artist Open Studios. The nigella and poppy seed heads are now sitting happily in the main border along the path (a very grand title for a little flowerbed!). The seed pods look lovely and were very reasonably priced too, meaning ‘him indoors’ won’t be too unhappy with me!

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Also thrown in a paeony in flower for good measure.

Stitch happy 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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19 Responses to The lion roars….

  1. claire93 says:

    absolutely fantastic! I just want to run my fingers over his tail & mane to feel the different textures and swirls lol.

  2. Catherine says:

    Your lion is fantastic! You should be really proud of him.

  3. Christina says:

    Beautiful finish! Love the lion on all the glitziness 😀 Those garden sculptures are adorable and your garden is lovely too!

  4. I love it, it is so delicate. 🙂
    Enjoy the garden, it is looking very calming and cheerful.

    • wybrow1966 says:

      Thank you for your kind comments. The garden is certainly very green at the moment – all the spring flower have died back – but I do have a few summer blousy flowers to come.

  5. Dima says:

    He looks so cute. I love how his mane curls

  6. He’s a lovely lion! Much friendlier than the real thing…

  7. Kim says:

    Your lion is lovely – and appears to be very regal.
    The garden sculptures are fabulous. I’m very jealous!

  8. Sally says:

    I saw Becky’s original of this piece today, and yours is beautifully done. Great job.

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