Category Archives: embroidery

Stitch-a-long 11

Three weeks have flown by since I last showed you my flower lattice embroidery. This is where I was up to…   Last night I managed to finish the diamond with the alliums, hollyhocks and delphiniums. I stitched the flowers … Continue reading

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April Review

Can’t quite believe we’re already a third of the way through May, so I’m a bit late with my April review, but that’s life! There’s quite a mix of needlework in this review, embroidery, quilting, dressmaking…I’ve finally finished my home … Continue reading

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Denman College

Last weekend I was at Denman College, learning lots, eating lots and generally having a wonderful time. Denman is the Women’s Institute college in Oxfordshire. It’s a beautiful Georgian house and they run brilliant courses on all sorts of things, … Continue reading

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A Ladybird Inchie

At Skipton Embroiderers Guild we’re putting together a book showcasing our work and (I think) our history as well. We’ve been asked to each make an ‘inchie’, these will all be stitched together to make a book cover. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Viewing the Cherry Blossom

In Japan, when the cherry blossom comes out, everyone goes to ‘view it’. I think it’s a beautiful tradition, they all take picnics down to the parks and sit under the cherry trees to admire the blossom, what a wonderful … Continue reading

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Stitch-a-long 10

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my flower lattice embroidery, this is how far I’d got then; I’ve managed to get a few extra supplies on e-bay since then with this embroidery in mind, I bought a big … Continue reading

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Lavender Sachet

I’ve finally got round to finishing the third pattern I’d down-loaded from Faby Reilly’s Lavender range. I stitched the card and the lavender bag for my mum for Mother’s Day, I was planning to make the sachet,¬†together with a padded … Continue reading

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March Review

Sewing in March was limited to evenings as the days off were filled with workmen and decorating, the workmen have pretty much gone, but I still feel knee deep in painting, there’s a faint glimmer at the end of the … Continue reading

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Travelling Sketchbook

Skipton Embroiderers Guild are doing Travelling Sketchbooks at the moment. We are just in groups of six and the books are exchanged¬†each month at the meeting. We could choose the theme of the book and the book I have this … Continue reading

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Stitch-a-long 9

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my progress on my flower lattice embroidery. Yet again I haven’t had much time to spend on my embroidery, mainly because I decided to make a concerted effort to finish my Splendid … Continue reading

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