Back to the goldwork…

Well it has been along time since I have worked on my goldwork module for the RSN certificate and as I have been unable to get into Hampton Court because of lockdown it has been sat in my sewing room in it’s large plastic bag!!

Here is where I was at last time I posted……. the design had been painted onto the silk and homework set.

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Although there is not much more to see, I have stab stitched around the whole design to ensure that the silk does not move around when stitching on the metal threads and I have also added some string padding to the front tentacles. This will have cutwork laid over the top.20200801_131308

I used twenty lengths of waxed bumf or soft string – these are then over sewn in position. Individual lengths of string are then cut away to enable the ends to be tapered.

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Although the tentacles are not meant to be symmetrical, I did redo the top sections several times to get them looking as similar as possible because they looked a little odd otherwise.

I now need to cover all the padding with stitching. Here’s hoping I can get back to class sometime soon and make some progress with this piece.

Thanks for popping in, happy 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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8 Responses to Back to the goldwork…

  1. Yes, even if the piece isn’t to be symmetrical, it needs to look balanced, and sometimes that takes a bit of time!

  2. kathyreeves says:

    This will be a fun piece to watch!

  3. Love your choice of subject. Someone once said to me that ‘in embroidery, things have to look either different enough to look deliberately different or be identical, anything in the middle just looks like a mistake’. Your padding looks great though and glad you’re happy with it in the end.

  4. Kim says:

    Gotta love an octopus! It’s going to be good to see this progress 😊

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