These are the flours I had for Mother’s Day! Miles doesn’t know (nor me) what the blue one is – I guess it’s a fine flour for cake-making. I’ve not had much success with rye bread in the past, but we had a talk from a bread-maker (Linda Hewitt) at WI a couple of months ago and all of her recipes I’ve tried have been successful and she’s given me some tips.20140330-202000.jpg

 

We had an Alison Larkin workshop at Embroiderer’s Guild on Saturday morning, and her talk in the afternoon. Miniature embroidery. Glasses and a magnifier for me. Very fine poly cotton to stitch on with a single strand of embroidery floss – 1:12 scale.

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Split stitch with a single strand of floss

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Detail of split stitch. The hoop is 10 cm (4inches) diameter.

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Back stitch outline on leaf

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Detail of start of whipping on back stitch.

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Finished whipped back stitch.

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Seeding and square trellis stitch on leaf.

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Slanted satin stitch over split stitch outline on bud.

Much as I enjoyed working on a small scale I found it hard on my eyes and certainly need to work in good light. I don’t have Alison patience and attention to detail, she also works in smaller scales, 1:24, 1:48 and even 1: 144, but 1:12 is quite fine enough for me!

 

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