My next stitching adventure is now underway as I have started stitching Jenny Adin-Christies gorgeous stumpwork Wren. This cute little bird is actually a very practical needlework Etui, with its beak cleverly hiding a thread cutter, the wings covering needle pages, storage space for a thimble on its back, and in the Mossy Hillock that… Continue reading Jenny Wren is underway
A strange thing seems to happen as I get close to finishing work on any piece of embroidery that I am really enjoying – I get to a point where I almost don’t want to finish those last few stitches because the wonderful journey of creation will be over. However the journey is now over… Continue reading Embroiderers Workbasket finished
I am continuing on with the ‘Embroiderers Workbasket’ Whitework by Jenny Adin-Christie. As I need this hoop for class on Saturday the pressure is on, but not much left to do now. I also want to make sure I take the time to enjoy the process, and consolidate the things I am learning from this… Continue reading Whitework – progress continues.
I am continuing with the Embroiderers Workbasket piece as I am determined to get it finished. The padding of the buttonhole stitch around the outer edge did take a significant amount of time. Still, happy with the way this piece is coming together.
I have decided that I need to finish a piece of fine Whitework that I started some time ago in a class with the lovely Jenny Adin-Christie. The real reason is that I need this 6inch hoop for the next class that I am about to take with Jenny, and it was only while looking… Continue reading Getting back to Whitework
I have finally finished the blackwork “Hussif” piece that has been keeping me busy recently. I had wanted to enter it into the local Exhibition so I have been stitching away steadily on it. Making it up into a lovely little needlework roll has really been a challenge.
I have posted a photo of the Jacobean crewelwork piece I have been working on recently on my Embroidery page. This challenging piece was designed by Jen Goodwin and offered as a distance class. I learnt a lot while working this piece and it has really encouraged me to explore Crewelwork stitches more.
28th April, 2017. Have you ever hooked, or been presented with a special rug hooked piece and wondered what you were going to do with it? Sally from Brisbane had occasionally visited Judi Tompkins “Shed Days” in Landsborough on the Sunshine Coast. These were special occasions at Judi’s home, as the Sunshine Coast Rugcrafters… Continue reading A great finish
I thought you might be interested in a product that I have found really useful for gripping and stretching my Rug Backing onto my frame. It doesn’t hurt my hands like Carpet Tack, and it isn’t as expensive as Gripper brush strips. I make my own frames out of pine timber. The pictured frame is… Continue reading I have found a way to easily stretch my rug backing – and it doesn’t hurt!