Lindisfarne Stones: left hand side (continued)

Very nearly there now!  I’ve been putting in the hours and have finished the left had side. Here’s part of it, to the top of the dog’s ear: And the rest, joining up with the strip along the top: It seems to be catching the light slightly differently in the photo – I suppose I…

Lindisfarne Stones: left hand side

Or part of it, anyway.  To the bottom of the first bump: Then to the base of the ear: And to the top of the bottom of the ear: There doesn’t look like far to go, but there are a lot of hours of work in that…

Lindisfarne Beasts: up the side and along the top

Still stitching away, with more progress to show you. First, to the top of the dog’s head: And then the top section, above the dogs: I’ll go back and do the section between the dogs when I do all the pointy bits at the end. The left side next – the end is almost in…

Lindisfarne Stones: up the side

I have been doing a lot of sewing the last few days, to try and make some progress, and I am, though there’s still a long way to go. Anyway, since last time I have got part of the way up the side, to the base of the pointy bits: Then over the end of the…

Lindisfarne Stones: starting the top

With all the sides done, it’s time to start the top.  This is going to take a lot of work, but at least it’s a different shape, for a bit of interest! Still the same technique, colours, threads and pattern, though, so not that different.  Starting at the bottom: Then up to the base of the…

Lindisfarne Stones: second long side

The final side is finished, which means I’m approximately half way through the sewing: The top section next; I think this should be quite fun to do, as I watch the shape building up.

Lindisfarne Stones: first long side

Happy St Cuthbert’s Day for tomorrow!  For anyone in the Durham area, St Cuthbert’s Banner will be paraded through the streets tomorrow from the Town Hall to the Cathedral, starting at 2.30pm.  This happened last year when it was dedicated, but it looks as though it’s going to become an annual event, which is wonderful….

Lindisfarne Stones: the second side

A very short post to show how I’m getting on – I’ve now done the second of the shorter sides: The photo isn’t marvellous, I’m afraid, but at least you can see that I’m making progress!  The first long side next.

Lindisfarne Stones: the first side

The ‘box’ that will surround the stone will have goldwork stitching on all four sides and the top, though not the base.  Working my way in gently, I’m doing the sides first, and the shorter ones at that. All pieces will be solidly worked, entirely covered in couched gold thread.  I’m using imitation Japanese gold…

Lindisfarne Stones: goldwork felt pieces

Well done anyone who guessed that I would be making this in goldwork! I’ll be covering the entire design in gold, with the grid pattern picked out in red.  I’ll be using imitation Japanese gold thread no. 8, couched down with coloured thread. First things first, though – I need to get the design onto…