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Goldwork Introduction
September 20, 2015, 9:53 am
Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter

Thanks to Linda for walking the Main Line Stitchers through some goldwork basics at our first meeting of the year. I feel better about being prepared for a one-day basic goldwork class at seminar & the November one-day class our chapter will be taking. We used 2 weights of pearl purl, several check purls, and smooth purl.

I can see some canvas where I didn’t carry the gold piece far enough. But, that takes practice.

Goldwork practice

I’m more curious about than interested in goldwork. And, I’m sure that the 2 classes will allow me to appreciate that much more every one else’s goldwork.

Most people think needlepoint takes patience but I think goldwork takes much more. And, working with tweezers under a magnifier using a small, very sharp needle with a tiny eye isn’t relaxing. Tapestry needles with blunt points don’t hurt. As with most things, once you get used to it, it becomes easier!

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