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Mabel's other stitching

by Mabel Figworthy » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:11 pm

And here is a thread for any stitching I do (like the heart and the parrot I did recently) that wasn't designed by me.

First one up: a little goldwork bee.

The story so far, condensed version :-). Last december I did a RSN (Royal School of Needlework) goldwork day class which was amazing to do. It sent me back to a small goldwork bee which I started at a 1-hour RSN workshop back in 2009 ( :shock: ) but never finished :oops:

I've finished off the leaf stem (couched pearl purl - my favourite thread name ever :-) ) and the leaf edge (couched double Japanese thread, some of which - done in 2009 - has buckled and which I will try to get to lie flat), did the wings (couched pearl purl again), and started the chip work inside the leaf.

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Re: Mabel's other stitching

by Serinde » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:26 pm

Are there no ends to your stitching interests? Excellent stuff.
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Re: Mabel's other stitching

by jocellogirl » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:58 pm

Serinde wrote:Are there no ends to your stitching interests? Excellent stuff.

I quite agree!!
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Re: Mabel's other stitching

by rcperryls » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:32 pm

jocellogirl wrote:
Serinde wrote:Are there no ends to your stitching interests? Excellent stuff.

I quite agree!!

I absolutely agree too!

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Re: Mabel's other stitching

by Squirrel » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:10 pm

What a lot of fun you are having with this new to you way of stitching. Its looking great. :D
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Re: Mabel's other stitching

by millymolly » Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:13 am

Ohh this is different, very nice!
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Re: Mabel's other stitching

by fccs » Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:33 am

rcperryls wrote:
jocellogirl wrote:
Serinde wrote:Are there no ends to your stitching interests? Excellent stuff.

I quite agree!!

I absolutely agree too!

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Yeah, what they said. :-) :wub:
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Re: Mabel's other stitching

by Rose » Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:45 am

Very interesting work!!!!!!! :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's other stitching

by MartaAre » Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:52 am

It's great!
 
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Re: Mabel's other stitching

by wendywombat » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:57 am

I love the look of goldwork.

It's not something I would attempt...but I do admire your achievements and versatility.
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Re: Mabel's other stitching

by tiffstitch » Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:00 pm

Wow.. that looks intense, and beautiful!
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Re: Mabel's other stitching

by Mabel Figworthy » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:00 pm

Hoping to have some more pictures for this thread after Saturday. I'm really looking forward to the Shisha day class - it is just so nice to spend a day with other stitchers, having nothing to do but stitch, and play with new materials, and learn new things :-)! This is another of the RSN classes, I feel really lucky that they chose to have a branche or whatever you call it in Rugby. You can even do a diploma or certificate here, but I'm afraid that is rather prohibitively expensive and as I am not likely to make a career out of it, possibly slight overkill (especially at £1000+ a module - four modules for the diploma, four for the certificate...)

But the day classes are just about affordable (though not too often) and especially great to work on things that you know a little about but want to get better at. The goldwork class was for beginners but I was jolly glad I'd done some before or it would have been quite challenging!
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Re: Mabel's other stitching

by wendywombat » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:12 pm

Very lucky indeed to have local classes...enjoy Saturday!! 8)
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Re: Mabel's other stitching

by Serinde » Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:24 pm

Mabel Figworthy wrote:Hoping to have some more pictures for this thread after Saturday. I'm really looking forward to the Shisha day class - it is just so nice to spend a day with other stitchers, having nothing to do but stitch, and play with new materials, and learn new things :-)! This is another of the RSN classes, I feel really lucky that they chose to have a branche or whatever you call it in Rugby. You can even do a diploma or certificate here, but I'm afraid that is rather prohibitively expensive and as I am not likely to make a career out of it, possibly slight overkill (especially at £1000+ a module - four modules for the diploma, four for the certificate...)

But the day classes are just about affordable (though not too often) and especially great to work on things that you know a little about but want to get better at. The goldwork class was for beginners but I was jolly glad I'd done some before or it would have been quite challenging!


They do the same in Glasgow... perhaps that's what I'll do with my pension windfall and free bus pass... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Mabel's other stitching

by Mabel Figworthy » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:07 pm

Had a lovely time at the Shisha day class last Saturday in spite of a blooming cold and some inconvenient coughing fits (picked up some pretty goodies too, I posted them in the Stash Acquisition thread). It was really interesting to see some original Indian shisha embroideries that the tutor had brought, and some of the lovely materials they use.

We were encouraged to create a free-style sampler rather than a formal design, so that we could try out all the stitches we learnt. I knew one shisha stitch already ( but a bit more practice never goes to waste) and then we learnt a different one plus a variation on it. And then some embellishing stitches as well.

Here is what I managed to get done at the class - I've done some more since but I'm just writing a blog post about that so will report back on that later:

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Re: Mabel's other stitching

by rcperryls » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:40 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: Very pretty and looks like fun too!

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Re: Mabel's other stitching

by Rose » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:31 pm

Gorgeous work!!!!!!! :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's other stitching

by Serinde » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:12 pm

Nice!
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Re: Mabel's other stitching

by Squirrel » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:20 am

Interesting and different and really lovely Mabel. Sounds like a lot of fun was had. :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's other stitching

by Carole » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:22 pm

Oh that is fabulous :) :applesauce:
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