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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....

Stocking up for Christmas

I thought you might like to see what has become of my goldwork Rudolph. Well I had always intended him to decorate a child’s Christmas stocking. So I first set about making the stocking by quilting square scraps together and … Continue reading

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Rudolph is ready…

I have managed to finish Rudolph! It has taken longer than I thought, almost a week of sewing, mainly due to the fact that the initial padding was so thick which made it rather difficult to plunge the Japanese gold … Continue reading

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SAL 38: Buttonhole bananza!

Hello everyone and what a dreary, wet weekend it has been so far! I have finally managed to get a little bit of sewing done on my Blue Bird etui kit – although not a huge amount! The wings of … Continue reading

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Rudolph is on his way…

I have been Christmas stitching again, trying to finish off some children’s stockings. I plan to have a goldwork reindeer on the front and the names of the children in goldwork on the back. That is the plan, but it … Continue reading

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Oh Deer…..

Sewing with a Christmas theme today and I wanted a goldwork Christmas reindeer to go onto a Christmas stocking. As always, padding is everything. Two layers of thick felt were used around the head area and a single layer for … Continue reading

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SAL 37: No change still

Sorry everyone, but there is still no change with my little blue wren. I have been busy Christmas sewing – stocking number 7 just completed! Here is where I left you last time. I hope to be able to get … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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A bird in hand….

Yay, happy dance! I have been frantically stitching and have finally managed to finish the little goldwork parakeet, designed by Georgina Bellamy of That Embroidery Girl. It was a lovely design to work with similarities in techniques used in her robin … Continue reading

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SAL 36: No change here….

Sorry everyone, but I am afraid I have not made any progress with my little blue wren in the last three weeks. I am frantically trying to get all my Christmas sewing finished by the end of October as I … Continue reading

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Feathered friends…

I have managed to do a little stitching on my goldwork parakeet  (designed by Georgina Bellamy of ‘That Embroidery Girl’) , The design was published in Inspirations magazine if you would also like to have a go. Last time I had … Continue reading

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