This blog has been somewhat neglected of late but today I resolved to finally show you some of the things I have been up to.
Just before the world went into lockdown I was lucky enough to attend a Beginners goldwork class given by the extremely talented embroiderer, Liz Boulton. Liz had visited my EG group in the past so I knew that the class would be inspiring and it was!
Liz had provided us with a kit containing all of the materials that we would need, so we were ready to go.
Alternating colours of purl were stitched down over the felt padding to cover the other half of the spade and the entire shape was outlined with stretched pearl purl.
It all sounds pretty straightforward but those little pieces of purl were pretty slippery to deal with :)
The third motif, the triangle, involved more couching, this time with a matching thread so that the couching is less obvious. We started at the top of the motif and worked our way down alternating between the two sides.
These three motifs were all started and some of them finished at the class.
I had the most trouble with this though, which is always the way isn't it when you are back home with no expert on hand to explain where you are going wrong!
I ripped out the kid covering the felt once, the pearl purl outlining the shape once and had several goes at the purl chips. So, what you see is far from perfect but as they say finished is better than perfect :)
I did really enjoy the class and my first attempts at goldwork and definitely intend to do more of it when I next get a chance.
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