Saturday, September 16, 2006

Its been a while.

Hello there, sorry its been rather a while since I last wrote anything on this Blog. Been rather too busy even to sew!
The photos are of a piece of black work started recently, this has turned into a sampler and will have strips of different designs all in autumnal (Fall) colours - brown, red, orange, yellow, etc. I've started it in YLI Jeans Stitch thread, which is rather nice to use for handstitching. The work is being stitched on 28 count fabric.
The little book shows what happened to the sample I made to try out the motif. I couldn't waste it, so I made it into a little notebook. Not sure what I shall use the notebook for.....
The motif comes from a delightful book by Pamela Warner, called "Tudor treasures to embroider" (ISBN 1-86108-249-5).


Jenny said...

Mandy, I just love your blackwork! Did you use variagated thread or change needles regularly? Looks beautiful! I look forward to this band RR with you.

Mandy said...

Thanks Jenny. I used a variegated thread. It was just an experiment since I'd never used such a thread before.
Yes, the band RR will be fun. I'm looking forward to it too.