I HAVE DECIDED TO SPEND some time on my own enjoyment. Over the last few months I have been so concerned with creating items for my on-line shops and the ill fated shelf in Margate that I stopped making things just for fun. That isn't to say I haven't enjoyed making all the bits and bobs because I have. I think that I have been neglecting me. So the goldwork project I started is top of the list.
With two very good books from SEARCH PRESS http://www.searchpress.com/
and a couple of sets of SIESTA FRAMES http://www.siestaframes.com/
I have made a start. The frames seemed to be the best option for setting up my work although I did struggle to get the recommended drawing pins into the wood. Both books are well written and explain everything clearly - a godsend for a style of embroidery I am new to. If I could only have one of them it would be this one. http://www.searchpress.com/book/9781844487028/goldwork
This is quite labour intensive but I am enjoying it so much that I am not noticing the time passing.
This last picture shows the areas where I have used soft cotton thread padding before embroidering over them. My goldwork at this stage is copper not gold.