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Thursday, 7 July 2011

A little stitchery

I've been busy stitching during the past few weeks so I thought I would share with you the projects I've been working on. A couple of weeks ago I attended a workshop by the wonderful blackwork designer Elizabeth Almond. What an inspiring lady!! You can find her designs on her website here ... http://www.blackworkjourney.co.uk/.

 I had never done blackwork before so for the moment I'm just working my way through the designs she gave us in the workshop.

If you've looked back through previous posts you'll also know that in May I went on holiday to Russia and I came back with inspiration overload so the plan is to stitch some of those wonderful church domes and I think that blackwork is just the stitch to do it.

Obviously I won't be stitching them in black however!

We have a challenge at my Embroiderer's Guild group to be completed by September - a piece entitled 'Memories'. I'm working on a group of embroidered holiday 'snaps' which will be mounted in one of those multi-photo-frames. These are the pieces I've worked so far ...

Monet's garden at Giverny

Visits to the Royal Horticultural Society shows at Chelsea, Hampton Court and Tatton.

I've almost finished Paris too.

And in and amongst I've been working out how to make a dress on a coathanger for a workshop I'm leading at my Miniatures group next Monday.

At last I'm relatively satisfied with it and now just need to make up the packs of materials and I'm ready to go.


  1. I love needlework too. Everything is looking fabulous! I love the ribbonwork flowers. Gorgeous!

  2. Your work is wonderful!

  3. Your needle work is beautiful, I am not good at such little little needle work.

    Hugs Mieke

  4. You have been busy, and it's all really lovely, each in it's own way. I've got a soft spot for old fashioned embroidery as it was a pass time that my late mother was very accomplished at.