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

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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