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The second motif on the Spring Trellis crewelwork embroidery is done and I am really pleased with my progress to date.  The instructions are from Hazel Blomkamp’s book Crewel Twists which brings fresh ideas to Jacobean embroidery.  Basically, I think, the idea is that you take the basic stitches of Jacobean crewel work and you embellish them seemingly with masses of beads. This is how the second motif fits with the first… Read More

  I think it has been two months since I have shown you progress on my crewel work project, how time flies.  I have this evening finished the first motif – well I still have some beads to add to the two tendrils to finish them but I am waiting on a delivery of beads. I hadn’t really taken on board how many beads there are in the project.  If you look… Read More

I thought I would give you an update on my embroidery progress. I have to admit to not picking it up for a week or so until last night.  I have been off colour and you do need to be in the right frame of mind to do this work.  But I have found myself wasting more and more time playing games on the iPad in the evening so I decided to… Read More

I have finished my modern band sampler and I am really pleased with it.  I just need to find a nice frame now and voilà it will be completed. My stitching is straighter than the above photo implies.  The wobbliness is because I haven’t reshaped and pressed the fabric yet.  I really enjoyed the effect of the tonal threads although the pale pink/white on the zig zag does make it look from… Read More