Sheepish Pincushion – An Update

IMG_0558I have been plodding along with the pincushion for a couple of weeks, albeit it only a few evenings a week.  It has been a challenge right from the start as I have had to learn drizzle stitch and also bullion stitch.

I have followed the instructions carefully and also watched the video tutorials on Needle and Thread which are great.  However, the ears have come out rather large I think.  My eldest son keeps telling me that it doesn’t have to be identical to the photograph and that it is my interpretation – how kind.  Whilst I like learning the new stitches I think I prefer the neatness and precision of the Jacobean crewel work I did two projects ago to this kind of project so I think I will be heading back in this direction once the pincushion is done.  It has been helpful though as I am learning what I enjoy the most but also pushing myself out of my comfort zone.



7 Comments Add yours

  1. Helen Johnstone says:

    Reblogged this on The Patient Gardener's Weblog.

  2. Remember that once it is finished and mounted, you won’t be looking at it straight on, and you might find the ears shrink back to the right size.

  3. Queeniepatch says:

    Often we can’t appreciate a design or the stitches while we are working. I am sure you will be as pleased as punch once the pin cushion is completed. Lots of chance to practice the Drizzle stitch!

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Thanks Queenie
      I think I will be quite proficient at drizzle stitch by the time i have finished, I am certainly very good at French knots now

  4. jizee6687 says:

    lovely design to work drizzle and bullion stitches.

  5. Barbara M says:

    I think your sheep are so full of character! Well done! Pushing your self outside the comfort zone can be so rewarding and can take your thinking in a new direction.
    Barbara M

  6. Renee says:

    Your sheep are darling! Stepping outside of the comfort zone is always a stretch, but it is such a great way to grow.

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