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Mola – Jonah and the Whale

Here is my new Mola ‘Jonah and the Whale’. I really enjoyed stitching it. You can see that I used Kantha stitching for the background. Kantha consists of rows an rows of running stitch, I work them in closely spaced contours round … Continue reading

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Primrose Spring

With the endless rain we have been having here in Cornwall I have been cheering myself up by dreaming of spring, specifically banks of pale yellow primroses under clear blue Cornish skies. Here is the result, a lovely pack of … Continue reading

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New Year and New Ideas

I love new year (not the weather, which, down here in Cornwall I can frankly do without) – but the whole new sheet, starting over thing. There is nothing nicer than sorting through one’s thoughts and ideas and saying OK, I … Continue reading

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Stitching Ideas

Sometimes two or three ideas for embroidery run up against each other and I just have to try them out, this little piece of embroidery came about that way. I have some melton in my stash, I have had it … Continue reading

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Essex Lace Suppliers Fair

I’m just back from Chelmsford and the Essex Lace Suppliers Fair. I do love shows, it’s the people that really make it for me. This time I met Lynn of Church Meadow Crafts. In a quiet moment of the show … Continue reading

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Mountmellick Embroidery

I was reminded about Mountmellick Embroidery a few months ago when Susan Reynolds of Tavistock Embroiderers Guild worked a sample using our Matt Cotton threads   Here it is I love that it is in colour – I visited Mountmellick Work briefly when … Continue reading

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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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