Thursday, 26 August 2010

Floral Glove Scissor Case

A few months ago, I signed up to an on-line course. When I first heard about The Floral Glove course I resisted signing up but when some places became available for late sign up, the temptation proved too great.

The silk and gold embroidery is based on the beautiful and elaborate gloves of the Stuart era. My main interest in the course is to learn the gold work techniques. I also hope to improve my long and short stitch. Another aspect of the course is the history lessons. They take a detailed look at some of the professionally worked gloves that inspired this project, with close up pictures and information of the materials and techniques used. I have found this totally fascinating.

The supplies for the project are gorgeous: Au Ver a Soie silks, seven different types of metal threads, spangles, double-faced silk satin ribbon and gold lace. It was extremely difficult to resist the urge to drop everything else and start stitching this immediately but resist I did. Then my mojo did his disappearing act!

I thought that this project might draw him out of his hiding place, so I framed it up and left it in plain view. Sure enough it was this project that he first picked up when he visited the other evening.

© Thistle Threads/Carol-Anne Conway

© Thistle Threads/Carol-Anne Conway

As much as my mojo loves embroidery, he prefers to watch me stitching to doing it himself. Last night he reverse stitched what he had done, handed me the frame, and asked if I would mind doing a little stitching for him! Mind! I was more than happy to oblige. Happiness is stitch away with my mojo on my shoulder purring contentedly.

© Thistle Threads/Carol-Anne Conway

Happy Stitching


Sivani said...


I know you read Mary Corbett as well - are you also planning to do her redrawing to center and balance some of the elements?

Rachel said...

I'm glad to hear your mojo has let you do some stitching..

I'm a bit further on with the Needlecase - started it when the kit arrived - and I can promise you have lots of fun and new techniques ahead of you!

Elmsley Rose said...

I SO wish I'd done this course!
(I was too sick at the time).

You have permission to siphon some of my enthusiasm for it into your mojo.

Anonymous said...

I am glad your mojo is back and that you are stitching just were you belong :-) Sue X