Wednesday, May 14, 2008

West Country Embroiderers again . . .

Beppy Berlin, a very popular embroidery tutor locally, took the workshop, bringing designs we could work to make a square pincushion. We all worked with silk fabric and stranded threads in a variety of colour combinations. It was quite careful work, you needed to be as accurate as possible, difficult for me! The simplest pattern was probably this one, but Beppy gave us so many tips and ideas for extra bits of stitches and beads, and good threads to use that every one finished will be original!
This one is different, the hearts are the other way round.
Some nice centres.

Most people chose the heart-like design with the circle in the centre.
There is a good range of coloured silks and varied choices of thread colours

We were shown an alternative way of attaching a shisha mirror then beading around it to make a nice cluster.
Some interesting colour effects with variations in blue and green and some graded thread, and 2 further designs.
Watch this space for some finished ones, hopefully! See a pic of the finished item here.

Sometimes it looks as if you haven't done much in a whole day. A lot of chat goes on at these days, but people do work with quite a degree of application. This project needed quite painstaking effort and was not a fast project, except for the speedy, less careful stitchers like me, who is always having people saying to me, 'Haven't you done a lot!'

This is mine after continuing to work on it during the evening, and with the luxury of being able to line it up at home for a better shot.


Things Hand Made said...

Thats a lovely little design

Mandy said...

What an interesting project for a workshop. I do like the design you have used for yours. It will be interesting to see it when you have completed the pincushion. Though, would you really want to use such a gorgeous pincushion?

Tenar said...

As lovely as all your work! By the way, I have tagged you:

but if you don't want to play that little game, please don't feel forced to!