Tag Archives: hand embroidery

Knitting a plant

Recently I’ve been sorting through some experiments from my City and Guilds course. We had to find pictures, use them to inspire our knitting, and produce a sample to go in our A4 files. I knitted a mangrove swamp.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Some basic embroidery stitches

I’ve come upon this quick guide to basic embroidery stitches, which I thought would be worth sharing. As the author says, it is amazing how much you can achieve with a few basic stitches. Although I am surprised they have … Continue reading

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Peacock fire screen update

Over Christmas, I’ve been working on my fire screen project again, so this post is an update following on from the post I published in September. Obviously, a crucial part of the whole thing is the method of attaching the … Continue reading

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Knitting faces in the crowd

It is surprising how inspiration comes. I was rummaging in a basket of odd balls of yarn, as you do, and I found this “flesh” coloured smooth cotton. Which reminded me of my long standing doll project, where I have … Continue reading

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My peacock fire screen

It isn’t unusual for ideas to come together to form a plan, but I don’t remember the inspiration for a project coming from two ideas found on the same trip. A couple of summers ago, I went on a trip … Continue reading

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