"How nice that you have kept it - something to treasure - I moved around so much all those things gone except a little tray cloth I embroidered when I was six found in my Mother's stash - means a lot to me…"
All embroidery - especially surface embroidery.
Japanese Silk and Metal
knitting and crochet
Where did you learn your textile skills?
My Mother was an excellent needlewoman I think I learned by osmosis as a very young child.
From books and courses. City & Guilds. Japanese Embroidery centre, Atlanta Georgia. Certified teacher with EGA, and Mastercraftsman. Graduated teacher in Japanese Embroidery. Seminars EGA & EAC.
Is there anything else you'd like other members of Stitchin' Fingers to know about you? Please feel free to tell us a little bit about yourself by way of introduction.
Peggy, thank you for your message, you are lucky to have such a heritage, my learning came later in life but also became my passion. I must still try to upload some photos to my page, I've been battling to get my camera to talk to my laptop. Techno things leave me cold sometimes. This year my goal is to learn needlelace basics and tatting. There are just so many things I want to do and not enough time to do it all. I'm sure you must have also collected a few UFO's. I have a lovely whitework piece that is half worked and I'm not happy with it. I can see a lot of unpicking and restitching before that one is finished. Also have a large piece of jacobean style embroidery that is almost finished. But at the moment am very involved with crocheting squares into blankets for charity, an old age home and children in Africa. I need another set of hands. haha
Hello Peggy, Am glad you printed CoralSword Stich instructions and will try it out. It is not difficult and does best in a thick thread and small size stitch. Email me if you have any problems firstname.lastname@example.org Please publish your effort and maybe some other people will get creative with it, Am sure we know each other from TGS days. Your name is very familiar. Your photos are cruising by as I write and you have some lovely pieces posted. Lots of Tamari Balls. Happy Christmas Ann
Thank you for your comments! I am a little ashamed for not answering earlier... Things go a bit manic here. Next week I will host an Open Day for the RSN Netherlands which will start in Januari 2013. Preparing all the samples and documentation does take up a lot of my time. Ah well, hopefully many people will sign up for the certificate!