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What a buzz…

After spending so long on my Jacobean crewel work I felt the need to do something fun and frivolous. So today I spent the day at Hampton Court learning how to make a stumpwork bumble bee brooch with Rachel Doyle … Continue reading

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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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Homework, homework, homework…

Starting to panic a little bit as I am supposed to be going back to Hampton Court next Saturday and so far have done absolutely none of the homework set! So have given up on writing my reports for the … 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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Finishing off…..

Well, after nearly a week of sewing in the evenings (can’t believe it has taken me so long!), I have finally completed my first Or Nue project. I don’t think it looks too bad, and thought I might try to … Continue reading

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Goldwork

Just before Christmas,  I spent a very enjoyable day at Hampton Court, where I took a one-day course in Goldwork with Helen Richman. It was bitterly cold outside, but the views from inside the palace were wonderful and the coursework very … Continue reading

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