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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....

SAL 49: Making a start…

Hi everyone, another 3 weeks has flown by and the summer holidays are here! So, I have finally made a start on my little ballerina mouse embroidery, designed by Jenny McWhinney. The design has been pre-printed on a linen fabric … Continue reading

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SAL 48: No progress here….

Hello everyone, the last three weeks have shot past haven’t they? I am afraid that I have not even started my next SAL project – as school life has been very hectic, what with report writing and making costumes for … Continue reading

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SAL 47: Conundrum

Hello everyone, Since finishing my last project I have been looking for something new to start. I have narrowed it down to the following two pieces – but which one would you like to see? Any help in choosing would … Continue reading

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Happy Dance!

Yay! I finally managed to finish my little blue wren etui, designed by Jenny Adin-Christie, It has been a long time in the making, challenging with lots of new techniques to learn – but great fun too! The kit was … Continue reading

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Moth Queen

Starting a new project is always great fun and I recently treated myself to a gorgeous kit called ‘Moth Queen’ designed by It is a goldwork kit described as ‘ not overly complicated and suitable for a patient beginner.’ I … Continue reading

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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 ‘That Embroidery Girl’) , 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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