I remember playing with a Speedweve as a child. Pushing the links to and fro and not quite knowing what it was really used for.
Mum’s Sewing Box
Each time I visit my mum, she gives me more and more sewing bits n bobs that she’s found in her cupboards.
Playing with a Speedweve
A recent challenge from my local branch of the Embroiderers Guild gave me the perfect opportunity to use it. The challenge was to create a small piece of embroidery inspired by the County of Hertfordshire. The aim was to create a large piece of needlework that incorporated as many embroidery techniques as possible.
My choice was to showcase the needlework skills of ‘repair and darning’.
Ready for an evening of stitchery, I set myself two additional challenges. Firstly, to only use things from my stash and then to try out the Speedweve for the very first time.