Category Archives: goldwork

Heart of the matter…

Yeah, reports completed! So time for a little sewing. I thought that this weekend I would have a break from my Jacobean crewel work and go back to a project I started a little while ago. I came to goldwork … Continue reading

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Getting to the heart of it!

With one week left until I can continue with my Jacobean crewelwork, I decided to make a start on the little heart brooch, designed by Jenny Adin-Christie. It is the last of the three kits that I bought from her. … Continue reading

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Flights of fancy

After a few weekends of sewing I have finally finished the butterfly brooch (from a kit by Jenny Adin Christie). As suspected the body was particularly tricky as it involved padding using soft string – which is a new technique … Continue reading

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Shiny, shiny….

After a weekend of on/off sewing my butterfly brooch is finally starting to take shape. It has been a very fiddly process, particularly adding the spangles – especially as my fingers are rather like oversized bananas! The directions are very … Continue reading

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Stitching pretty….

I can’t believe how long it has taken me to get to this stage – but now the fun begins! Hopefully all the preparation will mean that the metal couching will sit nicely over the brooch. I think what I … Continue reading

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Perfect padding!

A little further along in the process and I have now completed all the felt padding on my butterfly brooch. Sew far, sew good! Now the fun can really start, first an outline of pearl purl is added…. but I … Continue reading

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Butterfly Millefiori Brooch

I should probably get in a little more practice before attempting the butterfly brooch by Jenny Adin Christie – but I always was very impatient! So have made a start on the felt padding. I must remember to get this … Continue reading

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