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Starting to bug me…..

Slow progress on the bug front. I have just padded the head of the beetle in white felt and outlined with No. 1 pearl purl. I filled in the pronotum with a mix of Japanese thread and metallic purl. On … Continue reading

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Still Beetling….

I was so disappointed not to have been able to go to the Knitting and Stitching exhibition this weekend – but I just couldn’t spare the 5 hour travel time. Honestly it would be quicker to drive to Cornwall than … Continue reading

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More stuffing please…

I have made a little (and I mean a little) progress on my beetle brooch. I drew two pictures of a stylized beetle onto cotton poplin, backed by calico and popped these into an embroidery hoop. I then tried two ways … Continue reading

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