Finished! My Daisy Chain sampler from Alicia Paulson. My first time stitching embroidery since I was at school. I took Alicia’s advice to take it slowly, and practice unfamiliar stitches on a spare piece of fabric, and it went along pretty well. Her instructions are very clear and the design is lovely. Lots of different stitches to keep it interesting.
I haven’t embroidered with crewel wool before, and love the effect. And particularly like the noise the wool makes as it is pulled through the hooped fabric. Very soothing.
Sadly the Couture Dress course has not gone so well, as the Broadband we have here in the countryside is not up to the job. So frustrating, as I managed to watch the introduction and it looked great. Ah well, Gertie’s book is out soon – maybe I’ll try to work my way though that. The patterns look gorgeous.