Sal 9 – Making a start on something fishy!

Feeling those January blues at the moment – but did manage some progress on my little stumpwork fish project by the Bluebird Embroidery Company. As with the Christmas baubles kit, this one also starts by preparing a felt padding which (this time) is then stuffed to create a base for the needlework.


The eye and the gill of the fish are then made by sewing a few very small stab stitches before sewing up the tail end. The next step was to embroider the body of the fish on the calico using long and short stitch. I managed to get about three quarters of the way through this – so here is my final progress…

Thank you for popping in. Happy stitching and I hope to see you all in another 3 weeks.

A big welcome to our new members Mary Margaret, Renee and Jenny. I hope you enjoy being part of our expanding group. Look forward to seeing you projects.

We are a small group of crafters using a variety of different techniques. 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, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, DebbieRose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Connie, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny


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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38 Responses to Sal 9 – Making a start on something fishy!

  1. claire93 says:

    I’m very intrigued to see what happens next

  2. Catherine says:

    This is an interesting kit, a few different ways of doing things! I look forward to seeing him next time!

  3. Looks beautiful and can’t wait to see how it develops 🤗

  4. katechiconi says:

    It’s going to be another fascinating piece, just like the baubles.

  5. craftycreeky says:

    Beautiful stitching. I’m intrigued to see how it all comes together.

  6. I’m looking forward to seeing your fish develop!

  7. kathyreeves says:

    I was wondering how this works, but I see now that you will put the embroidered fish on top of the padded one. I was first thinking picture, and was I confused! This looks challenging. Well done!

  8. What a clever way to make a brooch! Looks great so far.

  9. lucyannluna says:

    Looks good, I’m always worried about getting the stitching to fit in exactly the right place.

  10. Christina says:

    Learning so much from your projects! Sorry you are feeling those January blues, they are felt in my household too. We’re taking vitamin D supplements to get us through it. Hope this little fishy will bring you smiles and joy 🙂

  11. teamwilsun says:

    Your projects always inspire me — so many techniques I’ve never seen before! I look forward to seeing the continued development of your fish!!!

  12. Cant wait to see more of this. I find stump work fascinating.

  13. This looks really complicated and very detailed. I am looking forward to seeing it progress.

  14. rutigt says:

    You always have something new and interesting to stitch on! I like it!!

  15. JJ Crafts says:

    Ooooh this is really interesting. I look forward to seeing how it grows

  16. rosejasm says:

    Another awesome project to get me all interested in different embroidery (soooo tempting!)
    Looks good so far!

  17. Renee says:

    Thank you for the warm welcome to the group! I cannot wait to see how your fish looks in your next update!

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