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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 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 39: 24th September – 1st October 2013

2 Oct

owl card

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

Week 33: 14th August – 21st August 2013

21 Aug


Latest commission – a 10″ x 8″ embellished photograph. Not my usual style – a bit too pretty pretty. But it’s what they ordered! Photo transfer on to canvas, embellished with embroidery silks, couching, goldwork techniques.


NB : you may notice there is no week 32 – unfortunately I’ve been ill, so life has been on hold!

Week 26: 27th June – 3rd July 2013

9 Jul

bullrush embellished card


Only something small this week – an embellished card for a friend. Very simple, but more effective in real life than on the photo! Bullrush head is embroidered using raised chain stitch.

Week 24: 13th June – 19th June 2013

27 Jun


Beach hut doorstop. Knitted in dk wool. Pattern by Amanda Berry, and taken from Let’s Get Crafting Knitting and Crochet Issue 51. Knitted in one piece in round up to roof, then worked on straight needles. Detailing is chain stitch embroidery. Another item for the Christmas present box 🙂