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Lady T. Hastings
- Some Stitches Used In Frame Embroidery Part 1. By: Mick Puttock Views: 52
Feather Stitch. In framework, as in handwork, we restore the ancient name of Feather work or stitch, Opus Plumarium. We have already said that it was so-called from its likeness to the plumage of a bird.
- A Little Bit Of Rot By: Mick Puttock Views: 47
Just a little comment I posted on facebook to my daughter when she asked when I would be returning to Morwell.
Her question was "where u now?? When do u go back to morwell??"
- Mr. Hermie By: Mick Puttock Views: 43
- Embroidery Frames And Framing of the Past. By: Mick Puttock Views: 43
Before proceeding to describe the various stitches used in frame embroidery, we will say a few words as to the frame itself, the manner of stretching the material in it, and the best and least fatiguing method of working at it.
- Silent, Deadly, Water, Typhoon Sendong By: Mick Puttock Views: 43
This is bits that have come to my mind over the last few days here, after Typhoon Sendong vent its water onto the Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro City areas of the Philippines. It is just a jumble.
- Some Stitches Used In Hand Embroidery Part 1 By: Mick Puttock Views: 42
To avoid pulling or puckering the work, care should be taken; firstly, that the needle is not too small, so as to require any force in drawing it through the material; secondly, the material must be held in a convex position over the fingers, so that the crewel or silk in the needle shall be looser than the ground; and thirdly, not to use too long needlefuls. These rules apply generally to all handworked embroideries.
- Crewel Embroidery Explained By: Mick Puttock Views: 41
Crewel Embroidery, or Crewelwork, is a ornamental variety of surface embroidery using wool and a variety of different embroidery stitches to keep to a design outline applied to the fabric. The technique is over a thousand years old. It was used in the Bayeux Tapestry, in Jacobean embroidery and in Quaker tapestry.
- Today By: Mick Puttock Views: 41
Another repost from my other site, well, I have to post something!!
- Beautiful By: Mick Puttock Views: 41
Ok, This is another golden oldie that is from the old site, but since today seems quiet, and I'm having a 3 minute break :-)
- Winter Dusk By: R. K. Munkittrick Views: 39
The prospect is bare and white,
And the air is crisp and chill;
- A Little Bee By: Mick Puttock Views: 38
A Re-Submit from the old site.
- Education? Or Just Progress? Australian Schooling (But many other countries can relate I am sure) By: Mick Puttock Views: 38
You know, when I went to school (a few years ago!!) here in Australia, at the time we had very dedicated teachers. We also had 3 Term years, not 4 like now; and not as many public holidays.
- Some Stitches Used In Hand Embroidery, Briefly, Part 2 By: Mick Puttock Views: 38
There is one variety of this stitch, in which the thread is twisted a great many times round the needle, so as to form a sort of curl instead of a single knot. This is found in many ancient embroideries, where it is used for the hair of saints and angels in ecclesiastical work.
- Have You Ever? By: Mick Puttock Views: 37
- CAN'T PROMISE By: Mick Puttock Views: 37
This was placed here as a test, but, all the same, I hope you enjoy it again :-)
- The Practical Joker By: William Schwenck Gilbert Views: 37
Oh, what a fund of joy jocund lies hid in harmless hoaxes!
What keen enjoyment springs
- To The Pliocene Skull By: Francis Bret Harte Views: 37
"Speak, O man less recent!
- The Truth About Horace By: Eugene Field Views: 37
It is very aggravating
To hear the solemn prating
- Some Stitches Used In Frame Embroidery Part 2. By: Mick Puttock Views: 36
Cushion Stitch. The ancient Opus Pulvinarium of the Middle Ages, likewise called “Cross Stitch” may lay claim to be one of the most ancient known in embroidery. There have been many varieties, but the principle is the same in all. It is worked on and through canvas, of which the threads, as in tapestry, regulate the stitches.
- Some Stitches Used In Frame Embroidery Part 3. By: Mick Puttock Views: 36
Cut Work Or Appliqué.
Decorative cut work is of infinite variety, but may be divided into two groups, “inlaid appliqué” and “onlaid appliqué.”
- My Garden By: Kate Maclean Views: 36
Only the commonest flowers
Grow in my garden small,
- The Golden Wedding. By: Kate Maclean Views: 36
Inscribed to OUR FATHER AND MOTHER, and read on that Anniversary, FEBRUARY 15TH, 1876.
- The Spirit Of The Ideal. By: Denis Florence MacCarthy Views: 36
Sweet sister spirits, ye whose starlight tresses
Stream on the night-winds as ye float along,
- Lost And Found. By: Denis Florence MacCarthy Views: 36
"Whither art thou gone, fair Una?
Una fair, the moon is gleaming;
- To Phoebe By: William Schwenck Gilbert Views: 36
"Gentle, modest little flower,
Sweet epitome of May,
- Old Fashioned Fun By: William Makepeace Thackeray Views: 36
When that old joke was new,
It was not hard to joke,
- Two Men By: Edwin Arlington Robinson Views: 36
There be two men of all mankind
That I should like to know about;
- Shake, Mulleary And Go-Ethe By: Henry Cuyler Bunner Views: 36
I have a bookcase, which is what
Many much better men have not.
- Ode To Work In Springtime By: Thomas R. Ybarra Views: 36
Oh, would that working I might shun,
From labour my connection sever,
- Pansies. By: Kate Maclean Views: 35
When the earliest south winds softly blow
Over the brown earth, and the waning snow.....
- Pictures In The Fire By: Kate Maclean Views: 35
The wind croons under the icicled eaves
Croons and mutters a wordless song,.....
- A Madrigal By: Kate Maclean Views: 35
The lily-bells ring underground,
Their music small I hear....
- The Ploughboy. By: Kate Maclean Views: 35
I wonder what he is thinking
In the ploughing field all day.....
- The Burning Of Chicago. By: Kate Maclean Views: 35
Out of the west a voice - a shudder of horror and pity;
Quivers along the pulses of all the winds that blow; .....
- Marguerite By: Kate Maclean Views: 35
Marguerite, - oh Marguerite!
Thy sleep is sound, and still and sweet, .....
- Thanksgiving. By: Kate Maclean Views: 35
The Autumn hills are golden at the top,
And rounded as a poet's silver rhyme; .....
- Beyond By: Kate Maclean Views: 35
Cloudy argosies are drifting down into the purple dark,
And the long low amber reaches, lying on the horizon's mark, .....
- Easter Bells By: Kate Maclean Views: 35
Oh bells of Easter morn, oh solemn sounding bells,
Which fill the hollow cells .....
- Voices Of Hope By: Kate Maclean Views: 35
It is the hither side, O Hope,
And afternoon; our shadows slope
- To The Daughter Of The Author Of "Violet Keith." By: Kate Maclean Views: 35
I never looked upon thy face;
I never saw thy dwelling-place;
- Malbrouck By: Father Prout Views: 35
- Mark Twain: A Pipe Dream By: Oliver Herford Views: 35
Well I recall how first I met
Mark Twain - an infant barely three
- From A Full Heart By: Alan Alexander Milne Views: 35
In days of peace my fellow-men
Rightly regarded me as more like
- When The Frost Is On The Punkin By: James Whitcomb Riley Views: 35
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock,
And you hear the kyouck and gobble of the struttin' turkey-cock,
- The Height Of The Ridiculous By: Oliver Wendell Holmes Views: 35
I wrote some lines once on a time
In wondrous merry mood,
- A Rondelay By: Peter Anthony Motteux Views: 35
Man is for woman made,
And woman made for man:
- To Minerva By: Thomas Hood Views: 35
My temples throb, my pulses boil,
I'm sick of Song and Ode and Ballad
- The Legend Of Heinz Von Stein By: Charles Godfrey Leland Views: 35
Out rode from his wild, dark castle
The terrible Heinz von Stein;
- November Meteors. By: Kate Maclean Views: 34
Out of the dread eternities,
The vast abyss of night,.....
- The Voice Of Many Waters. By: Kate Maclean Views: 34
Oh Sea, that with infinite sadness, and infinite yearning
Liftest thy crystal forehead toward the unpitying stars,....