Tag Archives: Goldwork embroidery

Final day of Goldwork

My final day with Helen Stevens at Hampton Court and today we looked at cutwork – a very time consuming process – but one I really enjoy. We were shown how to edge work in pearl purl, add spangles, and … Continue reading

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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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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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Butterfly effect…

What a great weekend – England playing rugby and the weather – just bad enough that I had to stay in and sew! This little brooch is definitely more tricky and challenging that the rose brooch. I have already had … 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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A little further on…

I am determined that my little piece of ‘Or Nue’ does not become another one of my UFO’s (unfinished objects!). So have spent the afternoon working on it. It is a very labour intensive form of embroidery. But I think … Continue reading

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