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Evenweave band sampler

8 Sep

evenweave band sampler

Evenweave band sampler created for this years Tapestry of Life retreat at Lee Abbey in North Devon.

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 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 42: 16th October – 22nd October 2013

21 Oct

hardanger napkins

 

Hardanger snowflake designs on cotton even-weave napkins. A Christmas present.

Week 41: 9th October – 15th October 2013

18 Oct

goldwork snowflake

The second of two gold-work designs I was teaching at the retreat in Lee Abbey last week.

Week 40: 2nd October – 8th October 2013

18 Oct

holly leaf

I’ve been teaching gold-work at a Christian retreat centre, Lee Abbey,  the last couple of weeks. Here’s the first design I taught – a gold-work holly leaf.

Week 38: 17th September – 23rd September 2013

25 Sep

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Emoticon fingerless gloves – double knit yarn knitted on 3.25mm needles. The emoticon motifs were added using swiss darning. Fingerless mitts pattern is my own, the emoticon design is taken from Knitted Gifts, supplement with Let’s Knit Magazine, November 2012. Design by Jane Burn.