Lounging lizards…

I was so excited a couple of weekends ago as I headed around the M25 to Blackheath – another 3D goldwork course with Georgina of That Embroidery Girl. This course was over two days and we were learning how to make a beautiful bejewelled lizard.

Once again the first day was spent preparing the padding for the lizard body. Three layers of thick felt and two layers of fine felt were ordered and applied to an organza base. Once secured, the organza around the head area was then cut so that the head could be manipulated into shape. Felt eyebrows were then applied before the eyes were inserted. Then the gold work could be applied. The eyes were outlined and chipping added in-between.

On the second day we turned our attention to the body of the lizard and practiced s-ing. A tricky skill, especially on a 3D shape. I found changing direction along the back particularly difficult. After the two days – here is where I am at….

Unfortunately it is now back to work, so I am not sure how long this little fellow will take to finish off!

Will keep you all posted on my progress. Happy stitching everyone.

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....
This entry was posted in Current projects., goldwork, Sew What and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Lounging lizards…

  1. kathyreeves says:

    You have really been on a gold work kick. Your skills are improving before our eyes. Each one gets more difficult and intricate, by my view!

  2. He’s going to be a poppet!

  3. Catherine says:

    You have really caught ‘the bug’ haven’t you?! These guys are brilliant, and I love your growing number of animals!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s