Friday 15 January 2016

Tiny Tapestry

In my Stitch magazine that arrived during the run-up to Christmas there was an article and instructions for some lovely little tapestry brooches. Needless to say despite meaning to have a go at them I didn't actually get around to doing anything about it until now.

Turns out they are such fun to do and might even be addictive! The brooch on the left is stitched with tapestry wool that I had on hand and the one on the right is stitched with stranded cotton that was also on hand.

 They were so quick to do that I might just have got carried away and kept stitching!

The stitching on the left is more tapestry wool whilst the one on the right is a combination of hand-dyed stranded cotton and cotton knitting wool.

I bought the canvas squares and brooch findings from Tina Francis Tapestry and with another 3 squares of canvas waiting to be stitched I think I will definitely be going back for more brooch findings.

Tina is also one of the giveaway sponsors for this years Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew Link Party, so if you would like to try your hand at these cute brooches be sure to link up in April. Of course if you can't wait until then check out Tina's kits here

The Link Party fun kicks off on Monday so be sure to check back then when there will be a chance to win a great giveaway prize for one lucky linker and a new Christmas home decoration tutorial to add to the Ho, Ho, Ho archives.

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  1. Oh those are beautiful - I don't think I've seen brooches like that before - I've never heard of brooch findings either! I will have projects ready for Ho Ho Ho - I'm working on things already :D

  2. how dainty, must get my stitch magazine out and have another look as I am sure I did not spot these

  3. Funnily enough I was having a conversation with my friends this week saying that women didn't wear brooches very much now! Yours are lovely - time to start a new trend I think"

  4. This is an awesome idea for a gift.

  5. I love doing little tapestries but I never thought to make a broach from them. Yours are lovely colours too.

  6. Those do look nice. I must do better on the Christmas front this year!

  7. What beautiful little tapestries! They are so neatly stitched and will make gorgeous gifts! Christine x

  8. Those are great little tapestries.

  9. What pretty little tapestry brooches. And wouldn't they be wonderful as gifts!

    Thanks so much for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for adding the party button to your post with a link back... always much appreciated. Aloha hugs!


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