embroidery and embellishments ...
I decided the time had come that I really had to give embroidery a go. The last time I did any was at school when I had to embroider my name in chain stitch on an apron we had made in needlework classes. I also got my Brownie sewing badge (maybe it was called needlecraft) although Brown Owl was rather dismissive of my stitchery. So I know the rudiments but am very rusty. However, armed with this book, needles, thread and a few ideas I managed to produce a piece of work I am quite pleased with.
I went french knot mad - I finally figured out how to do them so I was damn well going to use them. I think it needs a little more work but in general I think I may stick with this embroidery lark - it's good fun.
In further developments ... it has been sometime since I sorted out my crafty little area and having lived with it for a while I realised it needed some refinement. And this is the result
Finally I have somewhere sensible to store my ribbon (it had previously been tucked away behind the little drawers on my desk which was a real nuisance as I had to keep moving them whenever I needed ribbon. I still need to add another pole to accommodate the final few rolls. I do have a lot of ribbon, it is all the same plain grosgrain just in different colours. I pick them up when I go to the John Smedley factory shop - at 3 rolls for £5 it is something that just can't be passed up.