Tag Archives: Stumpwork beetles

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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Beetling along…

With parent evenings fast approaching and all the time it takes to prepare 30 individual mini-reports, it is increasingly difficult to find time to finish off any sewing. I also want to get a little ahead in my planning and resources so … Continue reading

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A bit of bling…..

Finally supplies have arrived! The thing about sewing is that you can never have too many threads, materials or equipment! I am planning to use coloured metal smooth purl to fill in one of the beetles I have been sewing,  and … 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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Goldwork Inspiration

In a past life I trained as an entomologist, a career choice that grew out of a childhood love of spiders and beetles! Much of the knowledge that I obtained has now been lost as my brain struggles to retain more than … Continue reading

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