There are three redwork designs in the July Stitchery Club.
Each has a sewing theme and though they can be used in many ways as individual projects, I thought I'd stitch them together and display the set in a white frame on my sewing room desk...
Redwork is a very relaxing style of embroidery.
No mind twisting hours spent choosing the perfect thread colours; just pick out your favourite red and thread your needle.
But don't limit yourself to redwork.
Have you tried blackwork?
Here's an old design of mine which looked quite striking stitched with only black thread on white linen, and bordered with black and white pin-dot print...
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I'm planning to have another slow day (or two)...
Life has been quite hectic recently and I have precious family members arriving for a visit on the 13th, so before I set my muscles to scrubbing and sprucing and baking (as well as toddler-proofing the sewing room) I intend to spend a day or two with my feet up.
I shall drink many pots of rose-vanilla tea, finish hand quilting "at the heart of it all", and watch all my Jane Austen movies.
I may even indulge in a little Poirot and some Belgian chocolate.
So until next week,
breathe, relax, laugh & drink in the beauty of a slow day