Good morning, and Completely happy Monday!
I might like to let you know how nice issues turned out final week with the attention process, however in truth, it hasn’t occurred but. It was delayed till as we speak, so I’ll be heading in for that shortly. There’s nothing fairly like extending the anxiousness issue only a little bit longer!
I like beginning per week this manner. It’s get higher, although! The entrance half of my home is being demolished this week. I admit, I’m eager to observe the progress on that.
In any case, that’s the place we’re. 2023 is off to such an ideal begin. There’s nothing for it, however to snicker!
At present, I’m simply doing a little bit of housekeeping on the web site once more, by the use of one other undertaking index, this time for Jacobean Sea and its chook variation.
One of the in style tasks right here on Needle ‘n Thread prior to now couple years is named Jacobean Sea. It’s a Jacobean design, interpreted in colours that I affiliate with the seaside – blues, blue-greens, sea glass shades, coral, and sand.
The design is embroidered in silk on white linen, and it incorporates some beaded accents as properly. It entails all kinds of stitches and methods.
On the identical time that I embroidered Jacobean Sea, Anna embroidered a variation of the design (Jacobean Chook) with DMC threads in an analogous shade scheme.
Finally, Jacobean Sea will come out as a package and as a downloadable PDF – this yr, I hope! We have now the provides able to go. I simply want to complete the directions.
I blogged in regards to the progress on each tasks, however I by no means created a undertaking index. So right here’s the index of all of the articles related to Jacobean Sea (and chook). It begins on the very starting, together with trials and re-dos.
For those who flick thru the articles, you’ll discover suggestions and concepts and thought processes alongside the way in which that may be helpful to your personal embroidery tasks. Take pleasure in!
Early Makes an attempt & Trials with the Design
Starting in 2019, this design skilled many begins and stops. At first, I couldn’t appear to get into it, regardless of how I attempted to strategy it. It wasn’t till the following yr after I lastly went with silk threads in a totally completely different shade palette with a whole completely different imaginative and prescient for the undertaking that issues lastly began to tick.
Right here’s an inventory of the sooner makes an attempt:
A New Embroidery Challenge & the Begin-Up Thrills (March, 2019) – This was the primary time I approached the design. I had one thing fully completely different in thoughts for it at the moment, nevertheless it morphed into one thing else finally.
Weekend Stitching: Considering by means of Whitework – Nonetheless working with the whitework idea for this design, on a blue floor material.
Embroidery Floor Material Issues – Right here, I play with the identical design on a unique floor material.
Rethinking & a New Begin (April, 2019) – I made a decision to strive a unique strategy with the bottom material… once more.
Challenge Preparation, Shade Choice, & Beads – at this level, I take into account floche as a thread for this undertaking, in shades of blue and white. With beads!
Jacobean Blues (July 2019) – Nonetheless not fairly getting there with this undertaking. Stitching a bit with the blue and white floche, however not fairly feelin’ it!
Weekend Embroidery: Altering my Thoughts – Nonetheless testing varied approaches.
Lastly Transferring onto Jacobean Sea
In 2020, I restarted the undertaking and selected a totally new shade palette with silk threads, with a white linen floor material. On the identical time, I arrange a variation of the design on pure linen, that includes a chook within the design and utilizing DMC stranded cotton as a substitute of silk. Anna stitched the chook variation whereas I labored out the unique design.
First Embroidery Tasks of 2020 – (January, 2020) Establishing Jacobean Sea and another tasks for early 2020.
New Shade Palette – Not So New Embroidery Challenge – (April, 2022) – choosing silks and the colour palette for what would turn out to be Jacobean Sea.
Stem and Fillings on Jacobean Sea
The Different Jacobean Challenge – Introducing the chook variation, labored in cotton
Jacobean Progress: Embroidery, Beads, and Errors – this reveals progress on each tasks
Jacobean Factor 1 and Factor 2 Progress
Rippit, Rippit – Eradicating some stitches and making an attempt once more on Jacobean Sea.
Gertrude is Again and Higher than Ever – the Jacobean chook progress
Two Down, Two to Go – Jacobean Sea progress
Ta Dum! The Completed Challenge with Shut-Ups – in the end, the undertaking is completed.
Jacobean Sea & Jacobean Chook Plans
As talked about above, I plan to launch Jacobean Sea in a restricted package somewhat later this yr, with the undertaking directions additionally out there as a downloadable PDF. The downloadable PDF for the undertaking will embrace the chook variation, in case individuals want working the chook or need to work each.
In order that’s the plan with this undertaking. I’m not promising any deadlines as a result of, as you may see from the way in which issues are going thus far this yr, Life has a approach of intervening within the best-laid plans.
Within the meantime, I hope you get pleasure from searching by means of the progress on these tasks and that you just discover some worthwhile data within the sequence!
You’ll discover this index listed underneath “Ideas & Strategies” in the primary menu on Needle ‘n Thread.