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What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday - WOYWW 483

Hello desk watchers. Two weeks running! Woohoo! Not much change from last week - I was away at the weekend (Mister Finch exhibit at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park - SO good!) And my back has been playing me up since I've been home so am doing mostly computer work and printing at the moment.
Whoopidooings: Carmen Wing - What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Jenny Blair Stitch Sampler
The embroidery hoop is a stitch sampler from Jenny Blair Kits - I've signed up to an Adult Ed class in mixed media textiles and figured I better learn some stitches before I start. This was a great kit - I deliberately picked the Autumn leaves - my favourite time of year. The instructions were really clear and I was surprised how calming it was to just sit and sew... and of course I can do it on the sofa! It was plain sailing till I got to those french knots - somehow there are more on the back than there are on the front! How? But I am chuffed with the results and it's confirmed that I definitely want to add textiles into my illustration work. Really excited for the course to begin - just after uni starts. I can tie it in with that surely.

Anyhoo - the kit was on my desk as I was gluing the edges to the inside of the hoop with the aid of those pegs above my desk. I had left it there to dry while I was away.  I'm sure there must be a better way to tidy up the back? (Yup that's a question - any hints, tips appreciated.)  But for now - I'm considering this my textiles start point.
Whoopidooings: Carmen Wing - What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Jenny Blair Stitch Sampler
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  1. I've heard and seen great things about the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, would love to go. your stitching looks fab! Have a good week Still fond of Marmite, I see!! Hugs Helen xx #1

  2. HI Carmen. Lovely stitching - well done. I'm sure you will really enjoy the course - years back I did my C&G in design with embroidery - fantastic fun - and a lot of hard work... but well worth doing it.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #2

  3. Hi Carmen. We haven't been to the Sculpture park in ages, it's a great place. Lovely stitching. I used to do lots when I was teacher training as part of my textiles course but not sat on the sofa or I would fall a sleep as it's so relaxing. Enjoy the course. I'm a bit late this week getting round due to family stuff. Happy belated woyww, Angela x17x

  4. Hi Carmen, we recently visited York for a week but didn't find out about the sculpture park until after our return. Will have to check it out next time we are over that way. Hope your back is feeling better soon. Lovely stitching. Sarah #4

  5. Hi Carmen so glad to see you here again, i'm late due to work & refurb stuff waiting for food to arrive so i'm making a head start on my visits.
    Love that stitching, being an all rounder myself I could not live without textiles and in art work it's so comforting. Just wish I had more time to play with it all. There are so many online courses i'd like to join but with this rubbish comp it makes it impossible.
    Enjoy your textile play, it's very rewarding.
    Happy WOYWW Tracey #6
    P.S Hope you managed to catch that August Scrawlr box with the inktense pans xx

  6. Wow, Carmen. I left you a long comment and all of a sudden it was gone. What a mess.

    I wanted to tell you how long it has been since I've visited. I can't remember the last time I was here to see you.

    I had to laugh at the French knot comment. They are tricky and the tightness of the fabric's weave may come into play. LOVED the autumn inspired embroidery! Happy belated WOYWW from # 5.

  7. Oh, I do LOVE seeing your work desk and your projects!


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