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Three Leaves, Framed

Three Leaves with Margaret Kinsey was a class I took in 2015 at the ANG Seminar in Myrtle Beach. This was a beginner class in goldwork. I was very happy with how it turned out including the blackwork pattern for the background. Black on black wasn’t easy either! I realize that I never posted a picture of it framed. I just love the frame & my framer, Jim from Repenning Fine Arts in Audubon, NJ. I decided to splurge on this frame because it’ll be one of only 2 goldwork pieces I expect to complete.

2015 Three Roses with Margaret Kinsey


Three Leaves Looking Good
November 19, 2015, 9:56 pm
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I’m very glad I had the opportunity to take this class from Margaret Kinsey. It was an excellent piece for a beginner.

Not only was working with gold new for me but so was working on black & it was not easy. So, blackwork on black background provided the second challenge. However, I did it!! And, I pre-poked the places to stitch the blackwork. In that way I was able to see better & be sure everything lined up. Not sure what the “needlepoint police” would have to say about that but it made my life easier!

Pre-poked blackwork

And, here is the finished piece – looking good times three!! I am very happy with my first goldwork piece.

Three Leaves



Three Leaves by Margaret Kinsey
September 30, 2015, 9:10 pm
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Today’s class, Three Leaves with Margaret Kinsey, blew by so quickly.  But, we got a lot done. The first leaf outline was the easiest (top center) & the third was the hardest (bottom left). Your see one piece of gold is in place & I’m not sure it is correct. Margaret is so nice. I learned how to make a knot at an end!

I am so happy that Linda from my chapter went over the basics before the class.  It made today so much easier. I heard a few woman struggle but not me! Plus, I decided not to worry about how it turns out since it is my first.  Decent progress for a day. Several people got much more done. A few less than I. Not a race but I can’t help but notice.  The bottom left tendril is half finished. Bleary eyed & tired. I should studied this genre in my 30s when seeing was easier. More tired after Expo night.

2 leaves