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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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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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Turtle Power

I have managed to do a little stitching on my goldwork turtle (designed by Georgina Bellamy of โ€˜That Embroidery Girlโ€™) , 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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Goldwork Turtle

Just loved this design by Georgina Bellamy of  @thatembroiderygirl . The pattern and instructions can be found in a lovely book called ‘Passion for Needlework’ published by @inspirationsstudios . They are a good introduction to anyone interested in 3D goldwork embroidery and … Continue reading

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SAL 40: Mossy bank

Hello everyone, I do hope you have all managed to enjoy Christmas. Ours was very quiet – just the two of us (and dog), but it was also quite relaxing as there was no pressure to entertain or get in … Continue reading

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SAL 39: Happy Dance….

Aaah, I had this all ready to post – but my brain has been such a scramble that I forgot all about it – sorry everyone! Yay, feeling very pleased with myself as I have finally finished my little blue … Continue reading

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A better bit of bunting!

Fancy a bit of bunting and a little scrap busting all in one go? Having seen some lovely bunting on Instagram by https://www.instagram.com/katewebberdesigns/ I thought I would make some for some younger members of my extended family! I kept the … Continue reading

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Nutcracker

I was going to make a second reindeer stocking, but decided to try something a little different. So this time I adapted a pattern, that I already had in a kit, for a little nutcracker. I worked him in goldwork … Continue reading

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Rudolph is on his way…

I have been Christmas stitching again, trying to finish off some children’s stockings. I plan to have a goldwork reindeer on the front and the names of the children in goldwork on the back. That is the plan, but it … Continue reading

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Goldwork initials

Getting some Christmas sewing out of the way this week and decided that I wanted to personalise some gifts. With that in mind I decided to try my hand at some goldwork lettering. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of … Continue reading

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