Goldwork initials

Getting some Christmas sewing out of the way this week and decided that I wanted to personalise some gifts. With that in mind I decided to try my hand at some goldwork lettering. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of the process.

I first found a font that I liked on line and traced this out on tracing paper. I then stitched this down onto a linen backing before removing the tracing paper. Larger areas of the lettering where then filled with a felt padding. The felt was then covered in coloured smooth purls. Here is the result….20200813_120136

There are a few little mistakes, where the purls are a little too long/short – but on the whole, and if viewed from a distance, I think they work very well together. Now to make the rest of the gift!!

Thank you 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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9 Responses to Goldwork initials

  1. claire93 says:

    so pretty! Freya won’t be able to stop stroking that gorgeous lettering!

  2. Rachel says:

    What a wonderful demonstration of the range of coloured purl now available!

  3. kathyreeves says:

    A totally different approach to gold work!

  4. Dima says:

    I love it! The colors are so pretty

  5. craftycreeky says:

    Beautiful, lucky Freya 🙂

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