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Brenda Ryan for Thimblestitch TM
Stitchery, patchwork designs, quilt designer,pattern manufacturer
Interests: Art Nouveau, embroidery thread, needles and fabric on which to stitch, Australian history, patchwork fabric, Burne-Jones, Rossetti, Margaret McDonald
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Where have you been? Here are some images of the items I completed for the Summer School for the EGV this year...a lot of fun and based on my interest in illuminated manuscripts ...there are some strange images from 9th,... Continue reading
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This is an image of the top border stitchery from The Alice in Wonderland series of stitcheries for a quilt theat I completed a year or so ago...am now on the track of some embroideries from The looking Glass....first up... Continue reading
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I have often been told off about being a flibbertigibbit in my embroidery practice and it is so so true...but the students in Melbourne at Embroiderer's Guild Victoria Summer School are defintitely not flibbertigibbits ! Below are pics of some... Continue reading
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I will be teaching this Pear shaped bauble and another round Bauble for Jo at The Elephant patch this month....the class will cover stitching onto a pre made object...some applique using the new Cottage Garden Cozy wool, Spiral Trellis stitch... Continue reading
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Here are some samples from Cottage Garden Threads new range of Hand Dyed Cozy wool...these are stitched onto hand dyed felt ...these colours "Celadon" and "Munstead" in an arts and crafts style . I am writing the pattern for a... Continue reading
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I have just finished writing the patterns for these....great fun and versatile: made from a linen rectangle and folded up as shown....insert can be flannel or can be stitched on two seams to make a purse...approx 6 ' square when... Continue reading
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This is on linen /cotton blend ..is the top of a little bag...will be sharing this over at The Elephant Patch on Friday..further details email Jo at theelephantpatch@hotmail.com.......cheers Brenda Continue reading
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This is from 'Educational Needlework: Tailor's twist.. and Here it is partially stitched .... this is the rough draft whipping and outlining next... more soon and happy stitching ...Brenda my new website is open too...see the top of the right... Continue reading
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This is repeat of an old pattern that I had some time ago...am re visiting them because I have had many requests to publish them again...so here is one of the the original gardening girls...stitch as you like...Cheers Brenda Continue reading
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Jo has very kindly invited me to hold a class in her new Needlework supplies shop in Ballarat and I thought I would like to teach this new Pinball...which I showed you the workings of earlier...finally finished it and yes... Continue reading
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This is the beginning of a baby blanket pattern I am developing....stitched on Brushed wool flannel...(cream ) from Geelong Blanket company. Uses Cottage garden 'Little Cottage " Pure wool thread in Cobblestone (Light) Dandelion Dark and Light, Buttercup dark and... Continue reading
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little pattern for a goose frieze perhaps...some new work too. Continue reading
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Nearly finished the Pink Lemonade Ball (threads courtesy CGT)a ball with four sides..I have finished all the stitchery and construction and am just pondering the top bit....might get the engineer to varnish it for me...or not.....it is just sitting in... Continue reading
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For those of you signing up to the Cottage garden thread club I am busy sitching the first of the designs for Katie and Pam to go with the first mail out..the new design has a few free form (unstructured)... Continue reading
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this wa an original rough for the quilt...you might be able to pretty it up a little Continue reading
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Stacked fly centr, Brenda's Buttonhole edge , Whipped backstitch flower caught at intersections... The stacked fly stitches centre legs are just over 1/4 Inch long...two strand. The three petalled flower is whipped Backstitch ...whipped twice and then caught at intersections... Continue reading
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This thread is making my stitching look halfway decent!! Finished the first segment ...starting the third ..more tomorrow and a diagram of fishbone.. Stitches...my version of Elizabethan braid , satin Stitch, backstitch ,Fishbone stitch and roumanian couching Continue reading
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Below is a little look at the flat ball project...just started ...I am using one of the Cottage Garden Exclusive packs.... just released at the AQM It is Pink Lemonade- of which I happen to have an advanced copy! Below... Continue reading
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Australian Quilt market Alice in Wonderland Continue reading
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I finally finished the stitchery for this and Janine has domne a fine job of fashioning it into a cushion...I will have it a t the AQM.and am busy writing the pattern...Cheers Brenda Continue reading