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 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 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.
I really enjoyed making this little fellow and now have quite a menagerie!
Thank you for popping in. Happy stitching.