SAL 2 – Adding the padding..

I have made a little progress on my ‘Christmas Baubles’ kit by Kate Barlow, and as it is  goldwork embroidery, padding is everything. Felt is used as padding and the kit came with pre-marked felt that simply needed to be cut out and applied to each bauble.

I started with the largest bauble which needed 4 layers of padding…..

The second bauble needed three layers of padding…..

While the final bauble simply needed two layers….

And that is as much as I have managed to complete (simply because my mind wanders onto other projects). But at least now I can start on the fun part of adding colour and sparkle.

I am just starting my journey on this SAL, but if you want to see more experienced members – Please check out the fabulous stitching that they do. If you are interested in joining us you can contact Avis for details.

AvisGun, CaroleLucyAnn, KateJess, Sue, Constanze, DebbieRoseChristina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph,  Linda,  Heidi,  Jackie,  Sunny,  Hayley,  Tony,  Megan,   Catherine, Connie

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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36 Responses to SAL 2 – Adding the padding..

  1. craftycreeky says:

    Ooh, this is going to be interesting to watch, looking forward to seeing the sparkles 🙂

  2. Catherine says:

    You’ve applied lots of padding! It’s incredible how much is needed for a project isn’t it. Can’t wait for the colour to appear!

  3. claire93 says:

    oooh I’m really looking forward to seeing how you do this technique.

  4. katechiconi says:

    That’s going to make some plump and beautiful baubles. Prep work can be a bit ‘meh’ but once you start covering that padding I think it’ll really come to life.

  5. Goodness, it’s going to be quite an adventure, isn’t it!

  6. kathyreeves says:

    What a prep job on this, now for the payoff! Have fun with the next steps, I look forward to watching this progress. Your buttonhole stitch is gorgeous!

  7. lucyannluna says:

    Very pretty, great progress

  8. It’s going to be interesting to see how this develops. Very unusual!

  9. Christina says:

    Such a cool process for this project. Definitely looking forward to seeing the stitches over the felt!

  10. Sally says:

    I am going to enjoy following along with this one.

  11. tonymarkp says:

    These are going to be fun to see develop. I’m with you on being distracted by other projects. I get distracted a lot.

  12. lbick says:

    Looking forward to seeing your progress!

  13. Lindashee says:

    Oooh this looks rather interesting ! Curious to see when the sparkly sets in !

  14. teamwilsun says:

    Even your prepwork is neat and tidy — I can’t wait to see the sparkly colors get added!!!

  15. Oh such a lot of work already and non of this will show. However as this looks as though its going to be a stunning piece I think all the groundwork is going to be worth it.

  16. rutigt says:

    Wow, this is a new way of making an embroidery! At least for me! looking forward to see the development on this embroidery!!!!

  17. Jen says:

    This SAL is a great way to get these made by Christmas Deborah. Your scissors look interesting too. What brand are they? Are they specifically for cutting felt or just all round embroidery scissors?

  18. rosejasm says:

    It looks like loads of progress to me! I’ve never done gold work – is very interesting to follow what your doing! Hopefully the SAL will help you continue?

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