Monthly Archives: November 2012

From a Cornish Garden

Drawing from my Cornish Garden sketchbook, today 28th November 2012. A couple of rosehips hanging on the bush with no leaves left, gloriously crimson.

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From a Cornish Garden

Fern fronds turning from greeny gold to rusty brown. Another drawing in my sketchbook. Everything wet on a November Friday afternoon. Fern fronds turning from greeny gold to rusty brown – everything wet.

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Cotehele Christmas Garland

While at Cotehele House today I went to watch the garden team building the Christmas Garland. They do this every year and it is the most wonderful thing, constructed of bunches of pittospornam leaves tied round a length of rope and decorated … Continue reading

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From a Cornish Garden

Beech leaves still more gold than copper.

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Deerfield Embroidery

At the Deerfield Embroidery class with Maureen King yesterday I concentrated on working a sampler of the stitches that are typical of the technique. Here we have New England Laid Stitch Spike Stitch (I would call it buttonhole stitch) Chain Stitch … Continue reading

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Deerfield Embroidery

I attended Maureen King’s class on Deerfield Embroidery at Tavistock Embroiderers’ Guild today. It was brilliant! Maureen is a master needlewoman and a most kind and patient teacher. Deerfield embroidery comes from the USA, it is worked in blue and … Continue reading

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A Cornish Garden

Red, yellow and green from the window – it is raining again.

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A Cornish Garden

Some leaves still hanging on the ornamental cherry.  

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