Anne Gomes
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  • Cary, North Carolina
  • United States
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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

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Anne Gomes replied to Cynthia Carter's discussion Adding embroidery over a seam allowance in the group Hand Embroidery
"I think doing the cross on a rather large piece of the dupioni with a backing fabric like black cotton would work. Then, appliqué the whole piece, with edges neatly turned under, onto the back of the stole. That should work well. I did the…"
May 24
Anne Gomes replied to Cynthia Carter's discussion Adding embroidery over a seam allowance in the group Hand Embroidery
"Hi, Cynthia, We've made a number of stoles and other vestments. We usually use one of those very inexpensive machine embroidered crosses you can buy online for the back. They iron on, then we sew them on. Doing your own is a possible…"
May 24
Cindy replied to Anne Gomes's discussion New Group forming! Ecclesiastical Embroidery, I hope! in the group Goldwork Group
"Hi Cynthia, I don't think any other plans developed. Mary Corbet ( is the "oversight" person now. To start a group I think we'd need at least a small number of people committed to regularly posting/interacting,…"
May 23
Cynthia Carter replied to Anne Gomes's discussion New Group forming! Ecclesiastical Embroidery, I hope! in the group Goldwork Group
"So, whatever happened with this group?  It looks like it has not been formed yet."
May 22
Anne Gomes commented on Violette Severin's group Goldwork Group
"And an excellent teacher. She presents the work then moves each student along at their level of expertise. The red background, blue heart is the first teaching piece. It has at least 20 techniques."
Apr 13
Anne Gomes commented on Violette Severin's group Goldwork Group
"You will see some of the information here.!embroidery-course/ck4j Olga is really the only person teaching this in the US. I'd love to see it flourish. Looks much simpler than it is. I have some skill, but it requires…"
Apr 13
Anne Gomes commented on Violette Severin's group Goldwork Group
"The photos would not post. I'll try again later. Anybody have any idea why not? It says it is more than 10 mg. no way. I'm on my ipad."
Apr 13
Anne Gomes commented on Violette Severin's group Goldwork Group
"I would also like to recommend Olga Fishchuk's classes. I just posted three pictures of her work on the photos board. She is a Ukranian teacher who comes to the States 3 times a year. If anyone would like details, I'll send them to you.…"
Apr 13

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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 1 Comment

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 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.

At 17:16 on October 23, 2008, Carol-Anne said…
Thank you so much for sharing this Anne, I think the sheep's wool is wonderful.

Did you use the 10 stands of flat silk for the undertwist and add in the 2 eterna strands for the overtwist? I better the thread looks fabulous even before you stitch with it. I'm not sure what you mean by rococo, I'm guessing it is a type of thread, but I can picture what you mean about the couching and fluffing up the loops. You have been very inventive and it looks great, well done.

By the way, your other post is in the main forum, not the JE group so I'll add a comment to explain what a Katayori and tekobari are, hope that is ok.

Once again, great job on the icon, it really is eye catching and beautifully stitched.


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