Posted on 11:46am Monday 20th May 2013
We had a great class last weekend up in Rugby immersing ourselves in Indian and Persian embroidery. We learnt some basic stitches for holding down missors and some stitches unique to this area of the world. We worked on samplers to perfect the skills ready to head off and bling up your wardrobe!
This is my sampler:
Keep an eye out on the classes page for some new classes for the summer!
Posted on 8:42pm Monday 29th Apr 2013
In case you haven't been there for a while, there are several new videos on the 'How to' video page!!! Now in HD!
Learn how to frame up embroidery frames, transfer your design using traditional methods and work goldwork padding and goldwork pearl purl. More videos on the way too!
You can view them all here
Posted on 4:31pm Tuesday 9th Apr 2013
Not sold before on sarahhomfray.com: Gold and silver genuine kid leather, gold and silver spangles, sequins, silver rococco, passing, gold and silver wire check. All gold is available in four different sets, Gold#1 and #2, Silver #1 and #2 or buy them altogether for a discount price!. Check them out here
Posted on 11:33am Saturday 16th Mar 2013
Mary is coming along faster than I can blog about her, so I shall change tack! With only one more lesson to go, she is nearly finished so with that in mind, I shall put all of the images together in a video so that you can see the whole process. Here is a sneaky peak of how she is looking at the moment though....
She is a bit bluer than she is supposed to be (historically Mary's cloak should be more red). That's the tricky part about using egg tempera, you never quite know what the paint is going to do! This is the cloak colour in the pallette, honestly! For some reason on the actual piece, the red pigments give way to the cobolt blue. She may get another 'float' (or wash as it's otherwise known), next week.
Posted on 6:05pm Friday 15th Mar 2013
Look out for the new 'framing up' kit now available in the shop and corresponding video on the technique on the 'How to...' video page.
This kit contains all the materials you need to frame your chosen embroidery fabric on an embroidery frame including herringbone tape, strong sewing thread and needle, string and a specialist bracing needle. It is available now from the shop here.
There is also a new video on this technique available on the 'how to...' video page! Click here to see how exactly to use the materials to frame up your fabric securely to help you make those perfect embroideries!