SAL-Update: Sneak PreviewOctober 16, 2016 at 2:47 pm | Posted in Embroidery | 7 Comments
Tags: Goldwork, SAL
Sorry, can’t show you the promised finish because it didn’t happen. I’ve been traveling, and while I had the paisley pillow with me, I didn’t find any time to stitch. So, instead I’m going to show you a sneak preview of the project I’m hoping to tackle next:
The project is called “Seashells”, and it’s supposed to be a goldwork project suitable for beginners, which is the reason I bought it at a Festival of Quilts back in the mists of time. Working with gold and silk threads is said to be finicky, and so I thought there would be extensive instructions coming with the project. Looking inside, I wasn’t impressed. In fact, I didn’t dare start the project just going on those instructions. So, back in Birmingham at another Festival of Quilts two years later, I bought the book on the right, which is part of a series of embroidery books published by the Royal School of Needlework. Those have a tendency to be very careful and thorough in their instructions.
Back home, somehow the book went onto the bookshelf, and the project stayed in the drawer. I found it in my quest to figure out which of the things in that drawer are worth keeping and finishing. Now, it’s next on the list, and I’m still a bit scared!
Here are the other members of the SAL who are posting today. Make sure to check out their work, it’s amazing: Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Wendy, Lucy, Jess, Sue, Kate, Debbie Rose, Christina, SusanP and Kathy. Margaret is joining us for the first time, welcome!
If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.