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Sunday, 2 December 2012

Stitching news

Two blog postings in one day ... whatever next!
I thought I'd keep the miniatures and the stitching separate, so here is the latest update on the stitching I've been doing.

I've been doing a little more Bargello embroidery. This design is called Jacobean Spires and it's a sample for the 17th century project we're working on at the Embroiderers' Guild.

Also as part of the same project we're producing a large group piece of the Tree of Life, a popular motif in 17th century embroidery, and members are making individual motifs all worked in crewel embroidery, which will be cut out and added to the tree. This is my leaf.

I finally finished the second of my needle lace grid samplers. I started these back in October when I went to my lace tutor's studio in Wales. They're going to be book covers for my files of lace patterns and samples.

This is the other book cover, using a more contemporary style of needlelace and needleweaving.

This is the piece of lace I'm currently working on, which is destined for either a box lid or a cushion cover (no final decision made as yet).

And finally, I thought you might like to see some of the things I bought at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate a couple of weeks ago.

I got these three fat quarters of beautiful French fabric  ...

three packs of fabric squares for patchwork, together with matching threads and sequins in my other favourite colours of the moment - gorgeous autumnal shades in peaches, golds and browns. Lots of patchwork obviously going to be happening here in the new year!


  1. Very fine stitching. What a variety of design!
    Hugs, Drora

  2. you have got a few things on the go here Judith. Good to have met you at the K & S