When I started my little Saint Catherine needle case I knew she would be a lot of work. So I suppose it makes sense she should be broken up into two months. This month I will be working on the goldwork of her gown. Progress thus far on Saint Catherine From looking at the Bowden… Continue reading August: Goldwork
As you may recall, my June Embroidery is a free embroidery project. I chose to go the path of opus anglecanum and combine both split stitch and goldwork to create a little needle case of St. Catherine. However, both of these types of stitching are incredibly time consuming, and I have decided to split this… Continue reading June: Free Embroidery Progress and Change of Plans
February is a short and bound to be busy month, and therefore it is good to have a nice easy project. I spent most of 2020 working on blackwork style embroideries. It was a style popular during the 1500s and later, characterized by dark geometric patterns on white linen. These patterns were sometimes, but not… Continue reading February: Blackwork Plan and Pattern
January's needle case is Applique and I am so inspired by this bag. Seal Bag with the Arms of Edward I now in the Collection of Westminster Abbey This seal bag was part of an exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum on different embroidery techniques and it is wonderful to look at. A seal… Continue reading January: Applique Inspiration and Planning
In 2021, I plan to make 12 needle cases, one each month, each in a different historical embroidery style.