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Virginia Visit

Y’all, I had a lovely time visiting the Woodlawn Needlework Exhibition. I won an Honorable Mention! Hurray! (I looked over the winners – really lovely stitching. Mine is also lovely but you can tell in a few spots that I … Continue reading

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Plas Teg Bellpull: To the frame shop!

It’s going to look fabulous! And a million billion thanks to my brother for dashing about getting it ready, and to Anna of Talliaferro for all her help making sure the thing gets ready in time for the show. I … Continue reading

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Plas Teg Bellpull: Finished

Well here it is – the Plas Teg Bellpull from the Mary Jane Collection, worked in embroidery floss with some color/stitch modifications. I’m sure it’s gorgeous in wool too. It’s 24 inches by 6 inches (60 cm by 15 cm). … Continue reading

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Plas Teg Bellpull: Last flowers

Folks, I finished the last of the bellpull and it is winging its way to Virginia for the 50th Annual Woodlawn Needlework Exhibition (so excited!!!!!!!). It’ll be on display at the Woodlawn estate (originally part of Mount Vernon! For non-Americans, … Continue reading

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Plas Teg Bellpull: Woodlawn

Y’all, I just realized yesterday that the deadline for the 50th Annual Woodlawn Needlework Exhibition (in Alexandria, Virginia) is very, very soon! On the other hand, the bellpull is almost almost done! THEREFORE, I am frantically finishing the last few … Continue reading

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Plas Teg Bellpull: Berries

These purple things supposedly represent berries, though I think they look like flowers. They’re in a variant of spider-web stitch, which can make some really interesting textures. I finished off the blue flower in the corner too.  At this point … Continue reading

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Plas Teg Bellpull: Flower Petals

I restarted work on my crewel bellpull and finished the last two long-and-short stitch petals for this flower. I like its dramatic color scheme.

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Book Review: The Anchor Book of Crewelwork Embroidery Stitches

This is a very positive review of “The Anchor Book of Crewelwork Embroidery Stitches” by Eve Harlow. David & Charles, 1997. ISBN 0-7153-0632-4 It’s a really great little book! It has 48 different stitches, each illustrated with a small crewel … 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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New Threads for the Bluebirds

There was a thread sale at my local needlework shop, so I went looking for something extra nice to work my bluebirds with! The larger skeins are Caron Impressions (50% silk, 50% wool), and have a really lovely sheen while … Continue reading

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