Quaker Ball

Lakesideneedlecraft Quaker Ball Sal bu Durene Jones pattern in progress: beautiful batterfly with flowers.

As you can see, I wrap a hoop so that it does not slip and I can achieve the right tension of evenweave. I usually wrap it with a simple bandage, but you can do it with any thin fabric you like.

Fantasy Sal

Have I talked about my New Year’s resolutions here? I don’t remember, but it doesn’t matter because I can say it now: I am going to finished all my cross stich projects I’ve ever started. The first one is Fantasy Sal, my first Sal bu Durene Jones pattern. I’ve completed the last part – Fairy and now I have to finisha border. Two pictures for you – finished part before and after backstitch’s done.

Woodland Sal

Update on Woodland Sal – Otters are ready. They are so cute, aren’t they? Can’t wait to stitch the next part. But the main rule of each Sal is that you get each part separately, once a month, and you don’t know what will happen next. You can only guess – whether it’s going to be a fox or a wolf, or maybe… well, what animal will be next?

Embroidery Workshop

There was a beautiful sunny day on Sunday here, in Warsaw, and we had the impression that the summer had come back. It is an unexpected pleasure to get such a gift from nature in October. What’s more, I signed up for the workshop with Michalina Mruczek on this day, so the day was going to be wonderful. Michalina’s embroidery I admire on Instagram for a long time. The workshops took place in the centre of Warsaw, in Nowy Swiat street, in Zaradne, where I felt like at home. Coffee, tea, meringue – all this creates a very friendly workshop atmosphere. At the start, we got from Michalina Belfast linen fabric, a hoop, 3 needles, Instruction with examples of stitches, patterns for embroidery, mouline Anchor and hand-dyed mouline from Kasia Michalina explains all the secrets of embroidery very precisely and still shows everyone exactly how and what to do. My work – in pictures.

 

Here you can see how our class looked like before the workshops and pay attention – on the table are beautiful Michalina’s works!  As I wrote in one of the previous posts, I have a kit from Michalina and I am going to use it! So, wait for the result 🙂