Turtle Power

I have managed to do a little stitching on my goldwork turtle (designed by Georgina Bellamy of ‘That Embroidery Girl’) , The design was published in a new book called ‘Passion for Needlework’ published by @inspirationsstudios if you would also like to have a go. Last time I had managed to complete the shell of the turtle and the padding for the base.

The base to the turtle

The entire body was then outlined in gold pearl purl and then the next job was to add the metal threads over the padding. The flippers were covered in bright check chippings in three main colours – gold, purple and brown – with circles of green added as an accent colour.

The base of the turtle covered in metal threads

The sides of the turtle were a mixture of bright check and smooth purl, as was the head which had been pulled upwards. The eyes were black beads defined with gold pearl purl around them. Finally a black felt was sewn onto the base of each piece before assembling.

And here is my completed little turtle. I think he looks lovely and I have attached a hanging ribbon to him so that he can be hung up.

My finished turtle

I really enjoyed making this little fellow and now have quite a menagerie!

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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6 Responses to Turtle Power

  1. He’s a complete delight – well done indeed!

  2. claire93 says:

    he’s simply gorgeous!!!!

  3. Jacqui says:

    Lovely! The gold threads look wonderful and you must have needed lots of patience sewing on all the chippings. What did you find was the hardest part to do?

    • wybrow1966 says:

      Hi Jacqui, I always find the eyelids tricky. This was one of Georgina’s beginners kits so it wasn’t too taxing – As long as you take time getting the padding right before hand.

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