Embroidery workshop

We have had a lovely day today – three of my friends from my medieval group came to do some embroidery and we had a very nice time, researching, chatting and stitching – oh and having very nice food including spice cake – forgot to take a pic of that before we ate it!

Here are Kerry and Lynn deciding on which projects to work on.

Embroidery day 1
Knew all those books would come in handy

 Tracey looking very studious.

Embroidery day 2
It's the glasses sweetie - make you look very serious!

Kerry and Lynn decided to do goldwork and Tracey needlepoint. This was Kerry’s first attempt at goldwork and she decided to do a little flower – a borage – in couched thread on a white silk background.

Goldwork flower 1
First step was to trace the flower outline onto the silk then couch the thread
Kerry stitching
Kerry with her goldwork - look at the lovely sunshine we had!

She did a brilliant job and by the end of the day had completed all of the couching and beads – she just has the silk shading on the petals to do.

Goldwork flower 2
The couched and beaded flower

Lynn did two projects – the first was based on a Bess of Hardwick piece – this is the outline of a goldwork project.

Lynn's design
Goldwork design with initials

The second was a flower motif taken from one of the books which Lynn is couching onto red silk.

Lynn's project
The part completed flower

Tracey’s piece is a complex picture of herself and her husband drawn onto linen and stitched using tent stitch. This is her progress so far …

Tracy's picture
A huge project to complete here !

We had a lovely time and hope to arrange another day soon to do some blackwork.

I will leave you with some pics of the girls all dressed up in kit at our events.

Ladies at Bolsover
Lynn, Jane, Kerry and Ellie at Bolsover Castle

lord-and-lady-percy
Tracey and her lovely husband Pete - aka Lord and Lady Percy at Cosmeston Medieval Village

Do hope you have had a nice weekend – thanks for visiting.

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