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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....

Home stretch…

I have another session at the RHS booked for next Friday and would really like to start to mount my piece of work if possible. So today I have made a concerted effort to look at it critically and finish … Continue reading

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The ‘tail’ of Jenny Wren…

Just couldn’t wait to get started, so after reading through the instruction booklet twice, I set to on what I considered to be the easiest part of the project. The tail of Jenny Wren is worked in wool, silk and … Continue reading

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Jenny Wren….

I was super excited this week when a parcel arrived through the post for me – and in the corner, on the front of the box, was a little address sticker from the amazing Jenny Adin-Christie. I had seen her … Continue reading

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Sewing kits on the go…

Have had great fun this week making a little travel sewing kit (or three) for myself and as gifts. I followed a super simple tutorial by Lella Boutiquie and was very pleased with the results. I am not a quilter – … Continue reading

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Stitching in reverse…

Stitching in reverse, or unpicking! It was pointed out to me that the colours I had used on the throat of the mistle thrush drew the eye to the centre and detracted from the rest of the head. Once this … Continue reading

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Sew busy..

What a weekend! I was planning to do a little more work on my Jacobean piece – but I got totally caught up with the sewing machine. I finished my swap pieces and they are now ready to post off … Continue reading

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Send a little love 2….

Fabric is so expensive these days that I like to use as much of the scrap material as possible. So after finishing the ‘Pick a Pocket’ bag I decided to make a matching armchair sewing tidy for my  ‘send a … Continue reading

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