Goldwork Dragonfly – Part 1

I am so excited to be taking an online goldwork class from Alison Cole. It is a lovely little dragonfly brooch, just right for beginners.

Dragonfly Brooch Kit

Dragonfly Brooch Kit

This past weekend, I finished the first lesson, which includes attaching the felt base, couching on the Gilt Pearl Purl #2, making flowers using ribbon, and attaching Mill Hill beads and Gilt Bright Check Purl like it was a bead. All in all, it has gone pretty smoothly so far. My stitches and flowers aren’t quite as neat as I would like, but I don’t think they look too bad.

Dragonfly Brooch - end of lesson 1

Dragonfly Brooch – end of lesson 1

The next lesson will be released at the end of the week, and I’m really looking forward to finishing up this piece. And, I think I might be looking for some more easy goldwork projects to try in the future.

Dragonfly Brooch - close-up of ribbon flowers

Dragonfly Brooch – close-up of ribbon flowers

Have you ever tried goldwork? Do you have any suggestions for easy projects/kits for a beginner to try?

  1. It looks really great! I wanted to take this class. I can’t remember why I didn’t sign up. Maybe Alison will have kits at seminar and I’ll snag one.

  2. What a lovely brooch, your flowers look fine.
    I did a gold work class a million years ago pre-children and never finished the project!

  3. I think this looks good, your stitch’s look wonderful, I tried goldwork many many years ago, the patterns were not as pretty as the patterns today.
    I look forwadr to seeing your progress.


  4. Oh my, Heather, that looks absolutely amazing! You must have so much patience to make such a detailed piece. I can’t wait to see it finished now! 🙂

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