Spent a couple of days on my little octopus that I started a few weeks ago on a workshop run by Georgina Bellamy of That Embroidery Girl .
Covered in cutwork
Cutwork over soft padding
The first job was to use soft string to complete the padding for all 8 legs. These were then outlined in pearl purl which was stretched and couched down with invisible thread. Once all the legs had been outlined the soft string padding was then covered in smooth and rough purl. I am quite pleased with the results so far – now all I have to do is the leg tips and cover the body!
Happy stitching everyone.
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....
I think he looks rather cool with his body/head in white ^^
He will look even better when covered in gold!
no, I mean I really like him white lol. Trust me, eh?
Unfortunately, when you look close up you can see all the padding pieces and rough stitching – so I will need to cover this up!
He is quite handsome!
He’s a fine-looking fellow indeed!
Such a fun design! I love her pieces, and you certainly look like you are enjoying stitching this guy up!
He is great fun – will be taking another of her courses next weekend!