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Year Sampler

5 Jun

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Just realised I never posted my finished ‘year-long’ project for last year. Each square represents a week, and I used a combination of techniques. Goldwork, Hardanger, blackwork, stumpwork, needlelace, drawn thread work, beadwork, embellished photography, Bargello, Assisi work, cross-stitch…. etc etc. Mostly my designs, with a couple of motifs from cross-stitch books.


Week 48: 28th November – 4th December 2013

19 Dec


And the final four finger puppets to add to the advent calendar… 🙂

Week 47: 21st November – 27th November 2013

30 Nov

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More finger puppets to add to the Advent Calendar collection. The free pattern for the barnyard animals came from the TLC website. The wise men, star and camels are my own design. Again, mostly knitted with DK yarn on 3.75mm needles. The star was crocheted and then stitched on to a white body, and the wise men’s gifts were crocheted using metallic cord.

Week 46: 14th November – 20th November 2013

30 Nov

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I’ve been working on some finger puppets this week – I’m making two sets, one for my Advent Calendar, and one for a friend. Here are the first ten. All knitted with DK yarn and 3.75mm needles. Faces are made of felt and sewn on.

Week 43: 23rd October – 29th October 2013

28 Oct

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Benson and Marieta, two knitted rucksacks for Christmas presents. Pattern from Let’s Knit magazine, September 2013. Knitted with chunky wool on 6mm needles.

Week 39: 24th September – 1st October 2013

2 Oct

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Small offering this week- just a cross-stitched card.

Week 25: 20th June – 26th June 2013

27 Jun

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A selection of envelope puppets, made in preparation for a children’s puppet making workshop. All of them represent characters from some of the stories to be told, hence the pirate dog and pirate cat (and rather odd squirrel and rabbit,  but hey, you try to make a squirrel using an envelope as a base!). Helping out my friend Anne Pitcher , a fellow storyteller who will be storytelling and puppet making with a class of nursery children near Aberdeen this week. My task was to invent really simple puppets that the children could make! Fun. I think my favourite is probably the crab 🙂