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  1. 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....

    Icon nearly finished

    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.

    Icon cloak colour

  2. 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. 

    Framing up kits

    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!

  3. 'Jewels of the Raj' - A one day class in Indian inspired mirror embroidery, Sunday 12th May in Rugby, UK.

    You will learn to work shisha mirror stitches and combine them with other indian embroidery stitches to make your own indian inspired mirror embroidery.

    There are still some places left so for more details and to book, visit the Heart of Embroidery website, or send me a message here, putting 'Jewels of the Raj' in the subject line

    Hope to see you there!

    Shisha shirt