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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....

Taking liberties….

Sew I decided to take part in another couple of sewing swaps – both are Christmas swaps run by Tracy of Madaboutbags . The first is an advent swap and for this I need to make or buy 24 little gifts … Continue reading

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Silk Shading Happy Dance!

Going in to the final day my silk shading piece looked like this…. just a cm or two to complete. By lunch time I had put in the final stitches and the piece was checked for missing stitches before it … Continue reading

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Silk shading day 7/8

Another day at home and I managed to finish off the leaf and add the lime/yellow highlights to the flower spathe. I have been looking forward to adding more colour to this piece – but think after 10 days of … Continue reading

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World embroidery day – silk shading

I just love that World embroidery day is on my birthday! I thought it was just a one off date to start off with, but now make sure that I spend time sewing every time it comes around! Today I … Continue reading

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A touch of colour – silk shading day 5

I think that all the sewing has caught up with me a little today – I certainly wasn’t as productive as I had hoped I would be. I added a little more colour to the top of the flower spathe … Continue reading

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Silk Shading day 4…

So a module with the RSN wouldn’t be the same without a little (or a lot) of reverse stitching and today was the day! I started off well and managed to get almost half a leaf completed but greens were … Continue reading

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In the green – Silk shading day 3

I spent the whole day today focussing on filling in half of the large (very large) leaf. First I outlined part of the leaf in slip stitch, keeping it just on the painted design edge. Then you begin long and … Continue reading

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