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Showing posts from May, 2013


Hello all. Hope you're making the best of the weather.  It's amazing to have good weather again on a Bank Holiday weekend. So here are a couple of pictures from the garden.
 I am sewing - and will have some things to show you soon.


Hi all, Hope you're well and enjoying yet another sunny weekend. This morning I decided to go for a walk and look for patterns and lines in the countryside around me. Here is what I found:

Lets see how I can develop these into a design.

Jean Littlejohn Talk and Class

Another busy weekend involving lots of textiles. We had a great evening on Friday at Leamington Embroierers Guild where we had Jean Littlejohn to deliver a talk and then a day class on the Saturday. I'm sure a lot of you are aware of Jean Littlejohn and her close work with Jan Beaney. So to start here are a few photos of her work and samples - she was very generous and let us handle these and take photos.

And her sketchbooks were great.  I had serious sketchbook envy.

And here is the result of my day.  Her suggestion to our group was to use one stitch - twisted chain stitch.   To make a back ground of this in a thick thread or wool, on a cotton fabric with an open weave with a very large eyed needle - a number 14 Chenille needle.  And then Bond a Web and foil was added  And then more stitching.   I bound some of my threads and I think this helped knock back the gold which was a little brash. We then got to play with an embellisher.  Never had a go before, but found it very easy to use. I se…