Canvas work – hole in one!

Another trip to Hampton Court which was a little bit of a mixed bag. During the morning I thought that things were progressing nicely until that is I realised that I had miscounted my stitches. I was feeling rather cross with myself as I pulled out an hours worth of work and probably wasn’t taking as much care as I should – so, cut the canvas too!

Aaahh – a hole! Luckily for me Owen was on hand to help and he caught the canvas threads with a thick cotton (+glue). The area is still very fragile, but hopefully you cannot see the hole and the rest of the stitching seems to have been held in place.

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In the picture you can see the threads that Owen used -the hole is actually under the dark blue stitching, so I think it is hidden pretty well. The rest of the day was pretty uneventful – and here is my progress to date.


I have been concentrating on the houses in the background of the picture. And after taking this picture I managed to complete the woman’s eye and moved onto the bird at the top right of the canvas which I have been filling with upright cross stitch. Once I have completed the sky I will finish off the face and begin on the woman’s hair.

Hope you all had a more prosperous day stitching!

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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10 Responses to Canvas work – hole in one!

  1. kathyreeves says:

    The horse’s eye is looking good, thank goodness Owen was so quick to help, disaster averted!

  2. claire93 says:

    hurrah for Owen!

  3. That’s not the sort of adventure you want, but at least it happened when your tutor was there to help out!

  4. Wow, that was a life saving trick. Welldone on spotting it, and Owen for being so good at it.
    The piece is stunning and coming along nicely.
    🙂 Have a good week and enjoy the stitching time you get.

  5. Catherine says:

    Oh gosh, not a particularly stress free day of stitching! Glad it is all sorted now and it’s also nice to know that these things can be fixed!

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