SAL 29 – New techniques

Hi everyone, sorry I am so late to post today – I just keep losing track of the days! I hope you are all keeping safe and well during this difficult time.  I have got myself into a routine of school work in the morning and a little bit of gardening after lunch and some sewing in the evening. I  do seem to have managed to get a little bit of sewing done on my little blue wren this time around. Here was where I was up to last time….. I had finished the tail and made a start of the needle lace collar…DSC_0927 (2)

Since then I have finished the collar and made a start on the top of the birds head – shading the cheeks with chenille threads and a ribbon work crest – both new techniques for me.DSC_0930 (2)

I then added the needle lace collar, and covered the join with sequins. Also added a little fly stitch with metallic threads. So here is where I am up to now….

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I can’ t believe how long this little part of the birds head has taken me. Next job the wings.

A big welcome to our newest member, Sherrie. Can’t wait to see what you are working on!

Thank you for popping in. Happy stitching and I hope to see you all safe and well 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, Gun,Carol , Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie ,Sunny , Hayley, Megan,MaryMargartet ,Renee ,Carmela , Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, A.J. ,Jenny ,Laura ,Cathie Linda, Sherrie

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 29 – New techniques

  1. magpiesue says:

    What an ambitious project. Well done on the progress you’ve made so far, however slow it may have been!

  2. The needle lace is exquisite!

  3. Christina says:

    Wow, great progress! I also love the blue wool that you are sewing on.

  4. kathyreeves says:

    That really looks wonderful, this is going to be an amazing little bird!

  5. AJ says:

    Wow that looks so intricate and good for you for tackling new techniques!

  6. teamwilsun says:

    I know I say this every check-in, but I am so amazed by the projects you work on! So many techniques and stitches I have never even heard of, and such glorious results. I’m so glad to be in this stitch a long with you!!!

    • wybrow1966 says:

      Such a lovely comment – thank you. I just love seeing everyone else’ work. Everyone is working on something different and exposing us to new techniques.

  7. Kim says:

    I’m always astounded at just how fabulous embroidery can be. It doesn’t look like that when I try! If kids were shown what was possible maybe more would be prepared to try?

    • wybrow1966 says:

      Very true – I was shown by a lovely lady who came into primary school. She took a group of girls out during lesson time! Don’t think we could do that now. I loved it and by the age of 9 was learning how to do smocking and shadow work. But we were never shown the possibilities of where we could take this.

  8. This is absolutely ‘wow’ as a project. He’s going to be gorgeous and the I love that ribbon work. Are you using the type of silk ribbons you’d normally use for embroidery or are they something a bit heavier? They look quite sturdy from the photos.

    • wybrow1966 says:

      They are not the standard sort of silk ribbon – they are heavier – and they are not taken through the fabric. Not sure what they are exactly as they came with the kit. I will have to go away and read the instructions more carefully!

  9. Catherine says:

    Such a lovely project! And I know what you mean about it being tricky to work out what is what and when in these times. I can’t wait to see the finished piece when you are done!

  10. claire93 says:

    I love these 3 weekly updates, and seeing the progress you’ve made. Little blue bird is going to be a stunner!

  11. Sharon says:

    Your work on this is so lovely. What a gorgeous piece!

  12. Jocelyn Thurston says:

    Progress on this extraordinary project. Just so beautiful and intricate. I love seeing it each visit.

  13. It’s so tricky to know what day it is at the moment! Your bird is going to be so beautiful, I love seeing how you are progressing. Jenny x

  14. rutigt says:

    Wow! This is so beautiful! Can´t wait to see it growing!!

  15. Carole says:

    This is amazing. I’m loving seeing it gradually appear 🙂

  16. Laura says:

    Such interesting techniques! I enjoy watching your progress.

  17. It’s a complex piece, and I’m not surprised it’s taking so long. It’s going to look stunning, though!

  18. It’s wonderfully made. I’ll be looking forward to see this finish photo.
    By the way, I am a new blogger and I just recently, I made a challenge to myself. For the next 21 days I will be visiting blog put its blog link on my blog. I hope you can support me this.
    I also followed your blog.

  19. rosejasm says:

    You sound to have a great routine going – loving your sewing too

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