Monday, 23 April 2012

Part 1 Herbie beaded

Had a busy weekend beading part one of the Chatelaine  'Herbularius'  ... actually I found it quite relaxing just sitting putting all those beads on ....  lots of beads on this design, so I decided to bead as I do each part rather than facing hundreds of beads at the end ! When I bead, I use a thread which matches as close as possible to the fabric I am using , so that lets me bead whatever colour beads need putting on without having to stop and change colour threads each time ... unfortunately the beads don't show up well on the photo - but there are lots of them including some gold ones and in all they really shine out in the flesh so to speak ...   :)
Herbie has now been put away for a while as I have one project to finish off before carrying on ...

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Chatelaine update

This past week I have been working on the Chatelaine - Herbularius ...  so far I have now almost finished the first section - section 1 of 12 ! This centre section measures approx 6 x 6 inches and is a nice design in itself .... could be used as a box top, biscorno etc .... however I will carry on and stitch the whole design ...  it has been lovely to work on so far and I think I will bead this section before moving on to the next ... it is being stitched on a lovely hand dyed fabric from polstitches which comes in shades of greens, blues etc ...

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Woodhorn Mining Museum - needlework exhibition

I have finally started one of the Chatelaine designs I bought recently .... this one is Herbularius and this is as far as I have got so far:

Me and a friend had a ride out today to the Woodhorn mining museum near Ashington, North East UK ... we knew there was going to be an exhibition of needlework related to the mining industry so thought it would make for a nice day out ....
To be completely honest, we were a little disappointed .... the museum itself isn't very big and only one room for the needlework ... the needlework itself was absolutely lovely and there were some stunning pieces on display  ... but the lighting in that room was not too good - shame really .... I have taken some photos and will upload them underneath this but many are a bit too dark - however - all credit to the actual stitchers who have done some beautiful work and I believe I spotted some stitched by Sheila Craig ...    was that you Sheila  !!!!   lol    ....   lovely work x
Sorry a couple of photos are sideways on - blogger won't let me turn them !