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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....

Weekend at West Dean

Last weekend I had a wonderful two days of stitching with a lovely group of ladies at West Dean College. Our tutor for the weekend was the very talented Charlotte Bailey of Hanging by a Thread. After a very substantial evening … Continue reading

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Bags of fun….

I recently made a little appliqued bag for one of my cousins little girls, but wanted to make a second for her older sister. The bag was based on an original that I had seen at Flutterby patch. If you are … Continue reading

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SAL 3 – Adding glitz…

Hi there, where did that month go to? I have made some more progress on my ‘Christmas Baubles’ by Kate Barlow. Last time I had completed all the padding and my embroidery looked like this….. But I have since added … Continue reading

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Jenny Wren comes together…

Now that I have all the elements of the Etui completed I can start to put my little Wren together. As part of the kit you are sent a preformed bird shape with bronze beak and legs. Onto this 3d … Continue reading

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Jenny Wren’s ‘back’….

Last week, after so much heat this summer, the garden got a welcome break in the weather and a well earned drink! This meant only one thing….time to sew! I decided to tackle the next stage on my Jenny Wren … Continue reading

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SAL 2 – Adding the padding..

I have made a little progress on my ‘Christmas Baubles’ kit by Kate Barlow, and as it is  goldwork embroidery, padding is everything. Felt is used as padding and the kit came with pre-marked felt that simply needed to be … Continue reading

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Sewing hit…

Spent a wonderful couple of weeks in Cornwall and Devon catching up with family and friends. The weather was lovely and a good 10 degrees lower than at home so we could get out and about walking with the dog … Continue reading

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