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Margaret Dier
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Antique Bible Conservation.
Working in the Royal School of Needlework studio means that I get to see, handle and work on some fantastic antique textiles. This year I was lucky enough to conserve an ancient bible which was fully bound in embroidery. The embroidery was metal thread work...

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Freemason Cufflinks.
An unusual commission to show you here. A pair of hand embroidered cuff links showing the Freemasons symbol.They were tiny and very fiddly to make. I used a thin machine thread for the embroidery  which is about 1cm in size. The challenge here was getting t...

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Custom requests.
I love it when people have their own ideas for pieces of jewellery. Some can be a challenge, but who doesn't love a challenge? Here are some I have done in the last few months.      The peacock range was made for the Royal School of Needlework shop to coinc...

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Bits and blanks.
Some more jewellery pieces. Some new ones for me ; bangles and cufflinks .         I buy my blanks in bulk from China. This is always a risk as it can be very hard to see the quality, some are great like the blossom bangle below. Others not so much, such as...

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Latest bits.
A few pieces of my latest jewellery. Oak leaves and acorns heavily appear as usual. An allium necklace made for a colleague at The Royal School. Space dyed threads, french knots and antique glass beads on a silk backing. Oak and acorn necklace, crewel wools...

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Wedding sampler.
I thought I would share a wedding sampler that I stitched recently. The wedding took place in Greece and I was asked to use a sea theme for the embroidery design.        The font I used was the same as on the invitation , this was traced through on to the w...

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Flowery work.
I have got to 'meet' such wonderful people through the power of the Internet. On my blog here and through instagram and facebook etc. One lovely lady bought one of my necklaces and then got in touch to suggest a custom order. The results of this are shown b...

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Burrell Collection and other stumpworks ......
Stumpwork and 17th century embroidery generally being my favourite historical style I was very excited to finally get to the Burrell Collection. This is a collection of over 8,000 objects gifted to the city of Glasgow by Sir Edward Burrell in 1944.         ...

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A couple of articles.
A couple of articles for you to read .          Firstly my shop and work was featured on the website mr x stitch. This is a great website if you are into all kinds of exciting contemporary embroidery. It is not just about cross stitch !   http://www.mrxstit...

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Mini frame.
Here is a mini frame that I recently stitched an embroidery for. I did change my mind about the embroidery half way through which is normal and there was quite a lot of pulling out. Which is also normal.     I decided I wanted to do an art deco style piece ...
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