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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....

Canvas colour crisis…

As I know very little about canvas work stitches or techniques I have decided to do a little practice work before jumping in and stitching my project piece. All I have been told so far by Owen, is that no … Continue reading

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Continuing with canvas….

A trip back to Hampton Court today, and I could complete the next stage of framing up my canvas piece. Having previously attached the canvas to the frame I simply needed to lace the sides with string to pull the … Continue reading

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Winging it…

Just a quick update on my little Jenny Wren Etui. I have nearly finished one of her wing covers and am currently working on the second – both will hide a wool flannel needlebook underneath them. My three rows of  … Continue reading

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Canvas here I come…..

  This Friday I finally finished sewing on the sateen backing to my Jacobean Crewel work and handed it in – apparently just in time for the Easter assessments (fingers crossed!). I then started to mount up my canvas for … Continue reading

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Jenny Wren, the breast is yet to come!

I am slowly continuing to make progress on my little Jenny Wren Etui. After finishing her tail I moved on to her breast. The feathers are outlined in chain stitch and then filled with a variety of satin stitch, fly … Continue reading

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Pins, pins and more pins…

I spent a lovely productive day today at Hampton Court finishing off and mounting my Jacobean Crewelwork. However, I did totally misjudge just how long the mounting process would take. Before any mounting could begin I had a little more … Continue reading

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More of a buzz….

A little bit of snow and the whole world comes to a standstill – making it the best time to sew. Although today I did little more than finish off my bee brooch. First, I cut out the wings and … Continue reading

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