Friday, 16 January 2015

Wemyss School of Needlework and Miniature Stitching

Oooh I just have to share with you all my Christmas pressie from my lovely hubby xx he has booked me on a 2 day course at the Wemyss School of Needlework the Needlelace class taught by Helen McCook. I did this butterfly Stumpwork course there last year which I absolutley loved! It is a wonderful school and I love that you are working surrounded by gorgeous pieces of needlework.  I am sooooooo excited I have tried a little bit of Needlelace with this little kit from Jenny Adin-Christie and love my little Needlelace hearts. I will have to wait patiently till April....which isn't really that far off but oh I do so wish it was sooner!

One of my other passions is miniatures in particular miniature needlework I love the challenge of seeing just how small I can go stitchy wise! Over the summer I finished off a miniature sampler kit from Nicola Mascall who designs some fabulous miniature kits. The original kit was on 56 hpi count silk gauze but this version I stitched on 84 count silk gauze and the stitched area measures about 1" square.

I found this wonderful wooden frame to display the stitching in on etsy.
The smaller version I stitched on 112 count silk gauze and it measures about 5/8" square and I used pipers silk threads.

I definitely need magnification to stitch these and have a wonderful magnifying lamp which is currently parked in a cupboard till the summer as it does take up a huge amount of floor space. Thank you for stopping by and roll on April!

12 comments:

Brigitte said...

Your miniature stitching is breath-taking. Even with a magnifier I couldn't do it. It is looking so beautiful.
What a wonderful gift you got from your husband. No wonder that you can't wait for April to arrive, lol.

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh!!! That miniature stitching is amazing! And I'm totally envious of your class that you will be taking. I would love to take a class from that place, or from the Royal School of Needlework. And visit the UK too! Thanks for commenting on my blog!

Sally said...

Wow your miniature stitching is beautiful! I wouldn't be able to see to do that.

Marsha said...

What a stunning piece! Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Christine Barnsley said...

Love your miniature! I wouldn't be able to see to stitch those tiny stitches! Beautiful work! :) x

Kim said...

So happy to have you visit my li'l corner of the world, Ali, as that means I have happened upon your lovely blog!! Oh my goodness, your miniatures are amazing. How on earth do you stitch those gorgeous itty bitty pieces! I believe I would go blind. They are stunning. AND.....that lace...so, so lovely. It will be a treat to follow you!

Clare said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog wow that's so tiny seriously impressive, beautiful work
Clare x

gilly said...

Oh my word, your tiny stitching is just fab! You must have very dainty fingers :-) Thanks for popping by and entering my giveaway too.
xx

Carol said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog, Ali--I'm happy to have found yours, too :) Amazing miniature stitching!! It is so lovely and detailed. And what a great gift from your husband... April will arrive before too long :)

Karoline said...

Your miniature stitching is gorgeous, congratulations. Enjoy your class it's sounds wonderful

Annette-California said...

WOW!!! Ali!!! Your miniature sampler is over the top & GORGEOUS!!!
I didn't know there was 84ct & 112ct gauze....WOW!!!
I am in awe. Hope you have a fantastic time taking the classes.
love Annette

Margaret said...

I do hope you enjoy your class and we get to see lots of photos. I am green with envy!