SAL 17 -Ooops…

Sorry guys – still no progress as I have spent the last two weekends working on other projects. So I will just tell you about last weekends sewing escapades if that is alright with everyone.

I have long admired the work of Georgina Bellamy of That Embroidery Girl and was so pleased to hear that she was going to be running a number of sewing courses based on her goldwork creations. So last weekend I drove most of the way around the M25 to Blackheath to learn how to make a 3D goldwork octopus. But it was well worth the trip.

After two days I managed to create the body and some of the legs – when sewing goldwork it essential to get the padding right and it is a very time consuming process. So now all I have to do is ‘bling it up’.

Here is what I hope it will look like…

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Also on show was some of Georgina’s work which is just lovely….

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I hope that next time I will be able to show you the finished fish…..but I am not promising anything as I am easily distracted at the moment!

Thank you for popping in. Happy stitching and I hope to see you all in another 3 weeks.
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, GunCaroleSueConstanzeChristinaKathy, MargaretCindyHelenLinda,   HeidiJackie, Sunny Sunny, Hayley Hayley, Megan Megan, Clare Clare, MaryMargaret MaryMargaret, Renee Renee, Jenny Jenny, Carmela Carmela, Jocelyn Jocelyn, Sharon Sharon

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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25 Responses to SAL 17 -Ooops…

  1. aw I’m enjoying your distractions! I loved seeing the creations in your slide show, what a beautiful technique to learn, looking forward to seeing your octopus develop x

  2. claire93 says:

    oooooh !!!! your octopus is looking very realistic!

  3. Thank you for sharing the beautiful images of Georgina’s works! They are spectacular and I imagine quite difficult! Your octopus is wonderful!

  4. kathyreeves says:

    You are really on a sea creature tangents these days; I love your octopus, he will go nicely with the fish!

  5. Fab octopus! Well done 🙂

  6. teamwilsun says:

    WOW — your projects always leave me speechless. Your octopus will be spectacular — a worthy distraction!

  7. What a wonderful distraction! More of these, please!

  8. rutigt says:

    I find your 3D stitching very exciting! That octopus is gorgeous!!!

  9. Your work is really amazing. No doubt about it. So pretty too from your very talented fingers!

  10. Catherine says:

    I really love her designs, and how wonderful you were able to do a class with her! Such a fun design too. I can’t wait to see it finished.

  11. Lindashee says:

    Omg your octopus is gonna look sooooo good. The base is looking really solid. Nevermind the cross stitch, I’m loving this !!!

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