Nellie Makes

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Back on the 1st January I blogged about learning a new skill – crewel work.  I have an inability to sit and do nothing of an evening so I tend to either knit, crochet, blog, or do tapestry.  Many years ago I used to do embroidery but always from pre-printed kits and I fancied the challenge of trying something more advanced and learning some new stitches.

The kit is from The Royal School of Needlework and comprises the fabric, thread, pattern to transfer and instructions.  As I said in January the first challenge was learn to transfer the design using pouncing.  I enjoyed doing this but then lost my nerve at the next stage which was the Trellis Stitch in the middle of the flower.

2014_08250002However, picked up the work again I conquered the stitch and went on to learn Burden Stitch, Spit Stem Stitch and Padded Satin Stitch and…

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