A New Year – A New Skill to Learn

Nellie Makes

2014_01010054In 2013 I taught myself to crochet, admittedly I am not extremely skilled but I have mastered the basics and can just about navigate myself around a pattern.  Whilst I have enjoyed learning to crochet I have churned out countless scarves, snowflakes, small animals and even a blanket.  I need a new challenge, something to occupy my hands in the evening whilst I watch television.

I used to embroider when I was younger so when I stumbled upon Mary Corbet’s Needle ‘n’ Thread blog an old  love was rekindled.  I used to sew pre-printed kits and am a master of cross stitch, satin stitch, french knots etc but I still wanted to learn something new.  Mary’s blog shows very elaborate and detailed embroidery with skills such as gold work.  This coupled with discovering stump work on Pinterest led me to the website of the Royal Society of Needlework and a…

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