07 May 2017

Just be You Beaded Shawl

You may remember the canvas work embroidery I did last summer ...(http://emilyscupboard.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/an-hour-day.html)

I forgot to list it as a finish at the end of the year and discovered it languishing in a drawer while I was looking for something else (!) I decided to turn it into a project bag using this tutorial and some Essex Linen.

A new project bag deserves a new project right? I have cast on some gorgeous yarn - This is Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace a mix of Merino Wool and Silk. It is difficult to photograph, but is a beautiful dark teal colour 'Wine Gum'

I am using beads for the first time too - these are Miyuki 4mm Seed Beads Duracoat Galvanized Dark Seafoam Size 6/0
They match perfectly :)

I am joining in with the Boo Knits mystery KAL for a beaded shawl named 'Just be You' The clues are issued twice per week and I have just finished Clue 2 - so far so good :)

Ravelry Notes Here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/suller/just-be-you-2


  1. you do such wonderful stitching!

  2. It's a great success, that bag, and I'm sure it will take very good care of your new and lovely project!

  3. Your tote bag is lovely and seems like the perfect way to display your embroidery. And it's another finish!!

  4. Hi Elaine,
    Your goldfinch work is lovely and what you have chosen for that lovely shawl will be beautiful. What creative work you do!

  5. That's a perfect way to use your piece in that bag! Love the shawl.

  6. lovely project bag!! The shawl looks lovely too, it would take me about 3 months to knit that much!

  7. Oh my goodness -- love your finished project bag and love the shawl too! Both are wonderful!

  8. Wow your project bag is fantastic! And the new project is looking pretty sharp too! I love the way those beads are eally perfectly aligned and look like delicate lace!

  9. The bag is wonderful and the shawl is going to be amazing!