Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Celtic Wolf - WIP post 31 + Announcement

Monday saw the end of the embroidery and the start of the beading - or so I thought. As it turned out I had trouble working from top to bottom and getting the beads to stay even slightly flat and close together so I ripped it all out and started again - at the bottom. This went much better and I was able to slowly start adding beads. I can only do a few at a time as otherwise my back lets me know in no uncertain terms that this is not on and threatens to go on strike.
This is how I sit and bead, which gives me both hands free to do so - this is good as I need one hand to hold the bead where I want it and the other for my needle. You are of course wanting to see the progress since I restarted - it's a grand total of 32 beads - not much unfortunately but I'm sure things will speed up once I'm feeling better and have done a few hundred more.
As you can see it's not all that much, but it's progress none the less. As the beading will be so much slower I am going to reduce the number of posts about Wolf but that will give me space to talk about the things I stitch in the evening after the beading "window" is over.

A sneak preview of the back & colours used.
If you thought that was the announcement then I'm afraid you were wrong! I have decided to start sharing a pattern a month to make a scissor fob, the idea for me is to have something that's small, portable and easy(ish) to make - it may be single or double sided but it will have a free pattern to make the sample I will show and I'll try and include finishing instructions as well. The best part of these patterns will be that you can choose to do them in the colours I chose or use whatever you have lying around or a new thread you want to try out, after all a small fob is perfect to experiment with!

See you tomorrow - with something else - not sure what myself lol.


  1. ahhhhhhhhhhh, pattern of the month! I am excited. I haven't checked but will it be on the NCCIH site or just your dA page?

    1. Yay! :D Nope it's going to be just here, So ornament on NCCIH and fobs here :)

  2. The beads look awesome, I'm sure they will be really impressice once the whole area is covered. No need to rush yourself or your back either with the deadline expansion and all :)

    The fob looks really cute as well, looking forward to stitching that one - more finishes for ToT, for budget-finishes for SFS, a way to no longer lose my scissors everywhere AND the joy of stitching more of your patterns, what else could I ask for? :D

    1. Thanks! I hope so, I really want to see this completed :) True, but I don't want to slcack off too much or it will head to UFO land ;)

      Thanks :D I'm so glad you like the preview of it! Yes, more ToT and SFS finish stuff! Can't guarantee they can't still hide, mine certainly manage sometimes lol <3