My Travelling Book page was quick, easy and finished a full day before the Guild meeting, which is virtually unheard of!
My Frister and Rossmann rose to the occasion yet again, stitching happily through a sandwich of cotton calico and crinkle rayon with cotton in the bobbin and golden coloured rayon in the top to define the edges of the fish.
Seeing how well it coped with the rayon, I thought I’d try metallic Gutermann thread to just highlight the inside of the fins and the main body. Metallic thread? Piece of cake.
Silver sequins and pale blue beads for the eyes and they were finished!
I know they are gold but they made me think of the herrings – the ‘silver darlings’ – which were such an important part of the economy of East Anglia and in the lives of my dad’s side of the family, who were trawlermen. And then it was a short step to the words of a folk song I grew up with: Windy Old Weather.
So on Saturday off the silver darlings went on the next round of the Travelling Book project!