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Meurig's ardd dŵr

This 'garden' was a piece I did in Wendy Dolan's Embroidered Gardens Dayschool. I must add that I did not complete it in the day - far from it and in fact, I was totally out of my comfort zone, but other NKEG members encouraged me on the way.

It is called 'Meurig's ardd dŵr' because my husband, (Meurig, and a Welsh speaker) as I was working it, could only see 'ardd dŵr', or in English 'Water Garden'.

Unfortunately, my husband died before I completed it and I like to think, he would be very pleased, and amazed at the finished result.

There are many stitches and various techniques used in the piece - French knots, seeding stitch, back stitch, frayed ribbon, buttons and a gnome button!

 

   

Christmas in July.

The pattern for this quilted hanging, I bought whilst on holiday in Norton, Vermont. The fabric, then was bought in Concord, MT. The fabric for th eback of the quilt was bought from Quilters Haven in Wickham Market in Suffolk so really quite an international quilt.

 

Yes there are some imperfections and room for improvement but never mind, I think it looks great and I have some great memories of where I purchased the various parts of it!

   

Laura, my granddaughter, is training at University of Leicester,  School of Medicine to become a doctor.  The quilt  contains various medical instruments as well as medical  abbreviations which all  form part of the quilt patterns

(This is what is sewn on the back of the quilt)

'This quilt was made with much love,  for Laura Stephanie Martin by her Grandmother,  Veronica Rees, to celebrate her  20th birthday on 21st March 2015, the same day as her  Grandparents 51st Wedding Anniversary.'

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Here are stethoscopes, syringes, tablets and capsules. Here are just a few of the abbrevations used in the NHS
     
This is the result of a Dayschool with Jennie Rayment and is called Scrappy Zappy Do. The hanging is handquilted and the little 'pockets' are stuffed to give the hanging some depth!!! Great fun to do and another tecnique learnt!
     
 

This canvaswork picture above, is called 'Stained Glass' and I bought the pattern kit from a shop in Scottsdale, Arizona when on holiday last year! I was attracted it, because of the colours and it uses variagated thread, which I adore using. It was greta fun to do, although I made it harder for myself as I treid to mirror image the designs in some of the 'windows'. The design is one from the 'Impressionist Collection' by Laura J. Perin Designs and the threads were purchased from Sewandso. The two photographs either side of the main picture in the centre, are closeups of the main picture. The photosgraphs aren't spectacular as the canvaswork is behind glass.

This Hardanger runner was from a book I bought in Tromso, Norway, the fabric I bought in ths country and the threads in America. It shows how international embroidery is.
This is a close up of the centre of the runner
   
This Goldwork Nut Tree is the result of the Jenny Adin - Christie Goldwork Day School held by North Kent Embroiderers' Guild in September 2012. The Day School was fun (!) as well as an opportunity to learn a new form of embroidery. I am very pleased with the result especially as I was awarded 'Best in the Show' at the Cobham and Luddesdown WI Craft Show in April 2013.
   
Inchies The photograph left is my latest craze - 'Inchies'. Each square is an inch by an inch - not metric here yet! This piece of work has been made to celebrate the 25 years of North Kent Embroiderers Guild and on every Inchie there is a silver bead.
 
Inchie Inchie Inchie
These are close up photographs of just a few of the Inchies - from left to right the techniques / stitches are - Norwich Stitch, variety of canvas work stitches and eyelet stitch using varigated thread