This is the silk wooden bobbin i was going on about the other day, i am chuffed with it. The band i am doing is a little small for it but it gives it room to expand. I did manage another row yesterday of blackwork, this time using black thread. Over the years i have done a lot of blackwork its a technique i love. I think its because of its history going as far back as Henry V111 where his dutiful wife Catherine would blackwork his cuffs and collars for him.
I remember my old tutor poo pooing counted thread techniques but its how most start doing embroidery and if it means they have a needle in the hand that is great by me. On the subject of needles have a look here http://www.pointintime.co.uk its the old Redditch Needleworks where they are trying to raise funds to open an arts centre. I am interested in this project as one side of my family are from Redditch and were nearly all involved someway with the needle industry, great Granddad Hobday had his own needle company and he sharpened surgical needles.
So i will continue for a while with counted thread techniques on my slow band. I haven’t added anything to the fabric book that is next on the list. So TTFN.