Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Celia Johnson

You might have noticed I'd disappeared from these parts for a wee while. Well, that's because I've been busy tackling blackwork... oh, and celebrating my twenty third birthday with a cocktail or two.

Celia Johnson just needs the final RSN seal of approval and then, fingers crossed, she'll be mounted on Thursday, ready to be assessed and then framed.

And I must say I'm rather chuffed with her! She's been a pleasure to stitch from start to finish, with only a few hair-raising moments.

Here is the screenshot I based my blackwork on:

 Here is the final result:

And here are all the stages in between (I got a bit snap happy as time went on!):

Onwards and upwards to silk shading come Monday; I'll be stitching a Boletus satanas, or "Devil's mushroom"... alongside an innocent little oak leaf.


  1. Thank you, Emma! I really enjoyed stitching her.

  2. You're incredible. Is there anywhere you can learn to stitch like this from home?

  3. Gosh, thank you! There are books available on blackwork, I recommend the RSN Essential Stitch Guides one. There are also plenty of online video tutorials to teach you individual stitches.