Thursday, January 15, 2015

New Bling from Flashes of Flattery

This week I treated myself to a late period looped Elizabethan bead necklace from the talented Gabriel at ''Flashes of Flattery''-

Thursday, January 8, 2015

'Pea Thief' Caul - Stage 1

One of the items in my Unfinished Objects pile was a monochrome uncounted embroidery of birds and peas. The design is adapted from a silk embroidered jacket in the V&A Museum. I traced the design out in 2011, worked a couple of leaves and then never got back to it. Over the Christmas break I rushed through the embroidery (mainly chain and double running stitch, with a few stem stitch leaves.) The next step is to decide on which beads to use for the 'peas' and whether to spangle.

I will post a complete write-up at the end of the project.

Fire danger - Staying close to home

The break over Christmas has been a great opportunity to tackle my enormous Unfinished Object pile. It is very hot in South Australia just now, and I live close to where the bushfires are at the moment, so it seems prudent to stay close to home and do some embroidery!

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