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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....

Japanese Rice Bag

I have been taking part in a few sewing swaps recently – and one of my makes was a Japanese rice bag which I thought you might like to see. It was my first attempt and of course I did … Continue reading

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SAL 46: Sew close…..

Another three weeks has shot past and I have managed to get all the elements of my little mossy bank, for my blue wren to sit on, finished – but not mounted. This is where I was up to last … Continue reading

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SAL 45 – Hmm, not much going on here!

Hi everyone, I am really sorry but, apart from adding a few French knots to my project, I have done very little over the last three weeks as I have been trying to finish off a number of swap packages. … Continue reading

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SAL 44 – A little more green on green!

Hi everyone, posting later today as I have been trying (all day!) to get my photos to upload from the phone. Since last time I have managed to spend a little time getting more texture onto my little mossy hillock. … Continue reading

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Turtle Power

I have managed to do a little stitching on my goldwork turtle (designed by Georgina Bellamy of โ€˜That Embroidery Girlโ€™) , The design was published in a new book called ‘Passion for Needlework’ published by @inspirationsstudios if you would also like to … Continue reading

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SAL 43 – A little progress

Hi all, well I promised myself some time to work on my Blue Wren Etui by Jenny Adin Christie and so spent the whole day on a piece of needle lace which will be turned into a fungus that sits … Continue reading

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Goldwork Turtle

Just loved this design by Georgina Bellamy of  @thatembroiderygirl . The pattern and instructions can be found in a lovely book called ‘Passion for Needlework’ published by @inspirationsstudios . They are a good introduction to anyone interested in 3D goldwork embroidery and … Continue reading

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SAL 42: Slow progress, but a little in the right direction…

Hello everyone, another three weeks have shot past and life is still as chaotic as ever but I did managed to find a couple of hours today to work on my little blue wren etui, designed by Jenny Adin-Christie. I … Continue reading

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SAL 41: No progress here…

Hello everyone, the last three weeks have shot past haven’t they? I am afraid that I have made no progress what so ever on my SAL – as school life has been very hectic and hasn’t allowed any down time … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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