Pembrokeshire from top to bottom

Project Description

What are you most proud of? All of it! I had never tried anything like this before (I usually sew tote bags and clothing). I hadn't done any hand embroidery since I was eight years old and I've only recently tried machine embroidery. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Jump in and have a go! It's such a fun thing to do and I found that it really made me think of more things I can do with my sewing machine (other than straight stitch, zig-zag and buttonholes!)

What you will need

  • White cotton fabric (repurposed curtain material); ric rac
  • sari cord
  • rattail
  • perle cotton
  • glass beads
  • sequins
  • metallic thread

Q&A with MagathaBagatha

Bevcald asked:
Like the way you have put characters such as fish, lobster crab bumble bee and bird into your project, however, my favorite is the sheep in the field. Great work
MagathaBagatha answered:
Thank you for your lovely comment. I love the sheep best too. I have a small flock and as I embroidered I kept seeing the personalities coming out in my stitching. The third one from the right is my children's pet sheep 'Chops'!
Carol Ann Waugh asked:
I just LOVE your piece. Isn't it amazing how things just come together in the end? Being creative is like that and now you have experienced that for yourself!
MagathaBagatha answered:
Thanks Carol! this is very much a sampler piece. I had only a little things to work with at the beginning and made it bit by bit as everything arrived by mail order. I think I'll take the sections I like and work them into a new project. Thanks you so much for the course - so beautifully taught and really inspiring.
Sewknitcro asked:
I forgot to ask, How did you make the sheep?
MagathaBagatha answered:
Thank you for your lovely comment. The sheep are made of French knots for the body and heads with straight stitches for the legs.

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