I have spent my free time these last few days planning my next embroidery project. I would like to work a Goldwork Embroidery with these lovely materials...
I decided that it would be best to make a sampler to learn lots of different techniques. I will base the design on this book by Ruth Chamberlain
Jane very kindly offered to post her Goldwork sampler on her blog so I could see what she had done; she was taught by Ruth so her sampler is very similar to what I had in mind. It is stunning! have a look at the detail on Jane's blog HERE I have spent a lot of time drawing and erasing!
I think I will go with a layout something like this...
I have gathered my silks and background - I will use this oakshott shot cotton fabric backed with calico for the main piece.
I have made a note in my workbook of all the techniques I want to learn
I also made a colour drawing so that I can try and balance my colours
I just need to finalise the design and prepare the fabric ready for class to start again in January.