Anne Gomes
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Royal School of Needlework Info

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah J Apr 23, 2011. 1 Reply

New Old RSN Needlework book

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elmsley Rose Aug 9, 2011. 6 Replies

2 Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy H. Shaker May 7, 2010. 7 Replies


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Anne Gomes left a comment for Sandra Popek
"Would be easier if you mail me. Freddieflea(at) I have a Pinterest album started and there are several discussions on Facebook. We can chat. Anne"
Jan 17, 2015
Sandra Popek left a comment for Anne Gomes
"I really like to learn goldwork especially ecclesiastical.  I wish a group would get started Thank you, Sandra"
Jan 17, 2015
Anne Gomes left a comment for Sandra Popek
"Can you send me a message re ecclesiastical embroidery? I just saw your comment. Anne."
Jan 17, 2015
goldwork replied to Anne Gomes's discussion New Group forming! Ecclesiastical Embroidery, I hope! in the group Goldwork Group
"count me in, I'm all for it! and willing to help"
Nov 8, 2014
Joanna replied to Anne Gomes's discussion New Group forming! Ecclesiastical Embroidery, I hope! in the group Goldwork Group
"I'd love to join this group too, whenever it forms. Joanna"
Aug 22, 2014
Anne Gomes replied to Sandra Popek's discussion Needlepainting in the group Needlepainting!
"Second all three recommendations. Tanja Berlin's kits are worth it because of the nice designs and great instructions. Long and short/needle painting are definitely worth the energy to learn. Takes a while to master, but really worth it."
Aug 16, 2014
Cindy replied to Anne Gomes's discussion New Group forming! Ecclesiastical Embroidery, I hope! in the group Goldwork Group
"Hi Sandra, Allison & Group,    Mary Corbet sent me a note explaining the delay on forming the Ecclesiastical Emb. Group. It's a technical problem with upgrading. So... we have to wait a bit. Mary said as soon as that is…"
Aug 2, 2014
Sandra Popek replied to Anne Gomes's discussion New Group forming! Ecclesiastical Embroidery, I hope! in the group Goldwork Group
"Thank you for you encouragement!  I really want to learn. Sandra "
Aug 1, 2014

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What type of textile arts are you interested in?
Japanese Embroidery Phase IX almost done, then on to Kusadama in green with a couple other projects in the works. Still doing smocked and heirloom dresses for my 2 yo granddaughter.
Would like to improve my whitework, goldwork and ecclesiastical skills as well.
What's your favorite type of needlework?
US, first from my grandmother, then mother. Then, I learned counted thread through some very good shops. When I saw ecclesiastical embroidery at our parish, I always wanted to learn and Japanese embroidery is an end in itself and a step on the way to beautiful ecclesiatical work.
I've studied in Atlanta with the Center, with Karen Plater, Audrey Francini and Carl Newman.
Please feel free to tell us a little bit about yourself by way of introduction.
Looking forward to finishing Ph IX and the other pieces I have on frames and another icon.
I still have a Christmas stocking for the new grand to make, this one on linen of roses, using both Japanese and western techniques.

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Atlanta trips

Posted on July 25, 2008 at 20:14 2 Comments

Hey, Y'all, There are a couple of hotels near to the center that most people stay in. I think they have microwaves, frig, etc, are close by and you can get lunch. When you go to the Center you should take your lunch. You can heat food in the microwave there.

For all the UK ladies, the exchange rate is very favorable, it is cheaper to fly to Atl than to Rome from London and there is one of my favorite malls close to where the center is. Worth the trip:)

If you need any tips, please… Continue

Clean needles

Posted on July 25, 2008 at 12:50 0 Comments

Hey, Y'all, At the Center in Atlanta, they have us clean needles using the very finest sandpaper. I keep a 5cm x 5cm square folded in my needle box. You hold the needle by the eye, put it into the folded square, pull through, rotating so that all 4 sides get cleaned. It works really well and keeps them sharp, too. I have the same needles from when I started Japanese embroidery 6 years ago!
You might want to try it. Anneg

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At 14:21 on January 17, 2015, Sandra Popek said…

I really like to learn goldwork especially ecclesiastical.  I wish a group would get started

Thank you,


At 22:13 on December 28, 2011, Elmsley Rose said…

Hi :-)

It's gotten into Christmas/New Year now, but did you ever hear back from SharonB about the Ecclesiastical group:?

At 23:33 on August 9, 2011, Elmsley Rose said…
Wow! Phase IX! Congratulations on all that hard work!
At 20:21 on November 20, 2010, María de Lourdes León Viejo said…
Hola Ana, Gracias por el recibimiento en el grupo de bordados. Me encanta hacer punto de cruz, bordado hardanger, richelieu, en cintas, punto sombra, frivolite y tosdo lo que sea con agujas.

Te invito a visitar mi blog., ahí hay muchos de mis trabajo recientes, ya que ahora tengo esta escuela. Besos
At 15:35 on April 12, 2010, Cara in NC said…
Fayetteville--not too far from Cary. Have studied Goldwork with Meredith Willett and Michele Roberts.
At 17:15 on April 9, 2010, Jane said…
Thank you for you comment on my Kusudama Anne. I've had a great time stitching this piece. I am very pleased with how it has turned out.

At 8:01 on November 2, 2009, Jeanne Chandler said…
Hi Anne,
Glad to be your friend! I'm heading off to Baltimore tonight -- my husband is having back surgery tomorrow morning at Johns Hopkins, so I'll be up there for 5 days. I'm staying with oldest son and family in Columbia, so will take my "fuzzies" to work on there - can't fall behind!
At 1:40 on February 24, 2009, Betty Watson said…
Hallo Anne, Just read through your profile and would be interested in more info on Audrey Francini. Could you e-mail me with details of books
At 16:56 on October 28, 2008, Carol-Anne said…
The course is a Joggles on-line class by Sharon Bloggon. It is called Sumptuous Surfaces. It is very different from JE, I'm not sure that I will be any good at it!

At 12:51 on October 27, 2008, Carol-Anne said…
Thanks for responding to my question Anne,

I won't be able to do any more stitching today, it is already dark here :(

I don't mind winter except for the very short days and long hours of darkness.

No, I haven't done any RSN classes, although I have consisdered them. Having enjoyed Karahana so much I am really tempted the goldwork class, but I already don't have as much time for JE as I would like. That's the problem, so many lovely things to do, not enough time (or money) to do them :(

I loved your katayori lambs wool and hope to try something like it. I'm doing an online couse called Sumptuous Surfaces soon, perhaps I will use it on that.


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