Monthly Archives: February 2012

Bluebird Joy: Stitching away

Well, I am still working on Bluebird Joy. I began work on a new area. I’ve done a lot of outlining, plus started work on one of the medium sized flowers. Here you can see the layers for long-and-short stitch … Continue reading

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Silver Yemenite Jewish Accessories

So, continuing from the last post about Yemenite Jewish goldwork, these silver accessories are worn over the face. The strap at the top is for the forehead, and the lower piece hangs under the eyes, over the nose and mouth. … Continue reading

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Goldwork Veil

This gorgeous veil is from the Yemeni Jewish community! Yemeni Jewish women wear it for special occasions, like weddings. Lucky them! The wide band at one end goes at the forehead and the rest of the goldwork hangs over the … Continue reading

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Very Pink Hardanger Card

Well, folks, I owe a whole lot of people thank you notes. So, I went and splurged on the Hardanger Card Club from Nordic Needle. It’s a lot upfront, since they aren’t offering it in monthly installments anymore. On the … Continue reading

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Chinese Embroidery: Kingfisher

I don’t know if y’all remember but at one point I started a Xiang Chinese embroidery kit. I really felt like working on that style of project, but that one just seemed so very large and such a long way from … Continue reading

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Bluebird In Progress

I started work on the first bluebird for the Bluebird Floral project. I’ve been referring to Trish Burr’s new book, Colour Confidence in Embroidery, to improve the feather/stitch directions. It’s helping a lot! Here are photos of my progress through … Continue reading

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Castelo Branco Sampler

Y’all, Méri sent me a wonderful little sample of Castelo Branco embroidery, from the gift shop of Francisco Tavares de Proença Júnior Museum in Castelo Branco, Portugal. Isn’t it beautiful? Imagine an entire bedspread worked like this! Did you know that it’s … Continue reading

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Plas Teg Bellpull: Next Update

I finished all the stems.  You can see the petals and leaves I’ve been adding below. I added two more berries – I left them until the end, because I didn’t want them to get crushed in the frame while … Continue reading

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