SAL 4 -more glitz

The weeks have past quickly again and school life is in full swing – meaning my sewing time is limited but I have managed to make some progress with my Christmas bauble kit by Kate Barlow. Last time it looked like this…..


I then made a start on couching the Japanese thread, starting with the long blue bauble.

Of course this sort of stitching then results in a lot of threads that need plunging to the back of the work so they can be stitched or held in place in groups of 3-4 threads.

I had set myself a target of finishing all the Japanese thread work, but time (and other projects) meant that I only made a start on the big pink bauble. So here is where I am up to now….


Next time we catch up I hope to have all the Japanese thread work completed and to have made a start on the pine branches.

Please check out the fabulous stitching by all the other members of the SAL. If you are interested in joining us you can contact Avis for details.
Avis , Gun, Carole , LucyAnn, Kate ,Jess , Sue , Constanze , DebbieRose, Christina, 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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28 Responses to SAL 4 -more glitz

  1. claire93 says:

    this is quite magical!

  2. katechiconi says:

    I have NO idea how you’re doing this: consider me vastly impressed. It’s lovely!

  3. kathyreeves says:

    That whole plunging thing does not look fun, but the outcome is beautiful. That looks like excellent progress to me!

  4. Plunging is one of those tiresome “housekeeping” elements, but so worth it when you turn out something so splendid!

  5. Oh my goodness! This one just keeps giving. Stunning!!

  6. Lindashee says:

    Looks very tedious but the results are worth it !

  7. craftycreeky says:

    This is stunning, loving following your progress

  8. magpiesue says:

    That looks like a lot of progress to me! These are going to be very special when they’re complete. Thanks for undertaking this project and sharing it with the rest of us!

  9. Christina says:

    Very cool! I love learning from your project 😊

  10. rutigt says:

    This is so impressing and beautiful!!!

  11. lbick says:

    Looks like you got a lot done.
    It is beautiful!

  12. teamwilsun says:

    I am fascinated by this — I’ve never seen most of these techniques before! I can’t wait to see what comes next!

  13. Absolutely gorgeous. The colours are amazing. I love it.

  14. Catherine says:

    Such a beautiful piece. You are doing such a great job, metal work is really your thing! The fabric it’s on looks lovely too – is it a silk or something else?

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