Time to do a little house cleaning here on the website!
Whenever I work a long term project that I blog about, or whenever we have a stitch-along of sorts, I like to create a project index. With a project index, you can easily navigate the various articles written about the project.
You’ll find this index – and many more – listed under Tips & Techniques in the main menu on Needle ‘n Thread. Project indexes are listed in the first section under “Hand Embroidery Lessons & Step-by-Step Projects.”
If you’re ever looking for some follow-along embroidery projects with loads of tips that you can apply to your own embroidery – or maybe you just want to browse for the fun of it – feel free to check out that list of the many projects and tutorials that have developed here on Needle ‘n Thread over the years. There’s lots of ’em!
Below, you’ll find all the articles relating to the goldwork altar covers project, begun in 2022, listed in chronological order from earliest to latest.
As the project progresses, I’ll add any new articles about it to the list, so that, by the time the project is complete, you’ll be able to follow it from beginning to end.
The list includes any articles that came about because we were working on this project, so it might include tool reviews or articles on particular goldwork tips and so forth. These will be in order of publication, too, so they follow chronologically within the scope of the project.
Goldwork Altar Cover Progress Articles
Goldwork Testing – couching passing threads for large swaths of filling – (June, 2022)
Testing some Texture in Goldwork – initial ideas about working the letters
Goldwork Thread and Idea Walls – planning and making decisions about the project
Letters on a Large Embroidery Frame – setting up the project, appliquéing wool felt letters to the linen on the embroidery frame
It’s all Fun and Games Until Plunging – chatting about the hard part, plunging and securing the goldwork threads
Goldwork and Blue and Encouraging You – for those who think that goldwork is beyond their reach! The techniques are not complicated or difficult!
The Goldwork Word Game – Guess the text for the altar cover
Goldwork Progress: Some, but Not a Lot (Aug, 2022) – view of the whole frame with all the letters; couching goldwork passing thread
R is the Biggest Letter in the World – couching goldwork passing thread on the letter R, with tips.
Friday, Fabric, Goldwork, and Cutting Things Up – cutting out a goldwork letter to test on the ground fabric for the altar cover
Goldwork Progress: Adding the Sparkly Bits (Sept, 2022)
My Mellor – description of and information about the mellor, a tool used for goldwork
Goldwork Progress: Moving Forward! (Jan 2023)
We do have a deadline on this project (beginning of May!), so we’re going to have to start concentrating on it seriously here at work and after hours.
My biggest hangup right now is an ongoing eye problem in my good eye that’s messing with my ability to focus on details, even with a magnifier. This Wednesday, I’m hoping this will be resolved once and for all, by way of a brief encounter with a laser. Fingers crossed!
I’ll be so excited once we finally finish these letters and can start the process of appliqué onto the blue velvet! But there’s a lot to do between now and then. I’ll keep my camera out and ready, so that I can take pictures of the more interesting parts of the process and share it with you as we go along!
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