SAL 40: Mossy bank

Hello everyone, I do hope you have all managed to enjoy Christmas. Ours was very quiet – just the two of us (and dog), but it was also quite relaxing as there was no pressure to entertain or get in the car to make the numerous visits we normally do.

Now that I have finally finished my little blue wren etui, designed by Jenny Adin-Christie – he needs a base to sit on, which also provides a place to put a pair of embroidery scissors and a little pin cushion.

The first job is to cut out and mount the velvet base onto a white cotton backing using herringbone stitch. Then mark out where the pin cushion will sit and the embroidery will go.

Applying the velvet base.

Once in place I made a start on trapping spangles in a green organza. These will create texture over the base.

Capturing spangles in organza

So that is what I have managed to achieve in the last few weeks – not much I know, but a step in the right direction. Many thanks for popping in and look forward to catching up in three weeks time.

Happy stitching.

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.

AvisClaire,  Gun,  Carol , Sue,ConstanzeChristina,  Kathy,  Margaret,  CindyHeidiJacky , Sunny ,  Hayley,   Megan,   MaryMargaret , Renee ,  Carmella ,  Jocelyn, Sharon,  Daisy,   Anne,  A.J. ,  Jenny , Laura ,   Cathie,  Linda,   Sherrie,  Helen

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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20 Responses to SAL 40: Mossy bank

  1. You are always working on the most interesting and intricate projects! I can’t wait to see how the base comes together.

  2. claire93 says:

    ooooh, this looks interesting and can’t wait to see little Wren fully finished ^^

  3. I’m very intrigued by this organza-&-spangle texture!

  4. Your wren is going to have a beautiful perch, can’t wait to see it on its spangly home! xx

  5. I’m very intrigued by the spangly process!

  6. Sharon says:

    I am excited to see what this is going to look like. Love velvet. It is perfect for your gorgeous bird.

  7. magpiesue says:

    Curious to see what this base ends up looking like. Of course, the wren has a bit more flash than your garden variety wren so I guess his perch ought to be flashier too! Well done on the completion of the bird by the way!

  8. kathyreeves says:

    That texture work looks very interesting! Looking forward to seeing how this all fits together!

  9. Laura says:

    I’ve never worked on velvet before. Looking forward to seeing your progress!

  10. rutigt says:

    This project is very exciting!

  11. Carole says:

    Ooh, there’s more. This looks fascinating. Can’t wait to see the finished piece 🙂

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