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?

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16 Responses to Goldwork Dragonfly – Part 1

  1. Dima says:

    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. Joanne P says:

    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. Justine says:

    That’s beautiful! You’re far more adventurous than me, I would have no idea of any kits to recommend.

  4. Kerry P says:

    That is beautiful. I’ve never tried gold work, it’s stunning

  5. Jo ButterZ says:

    I think you have done a great job…

  6. Catherine says:

    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.


  7. Heather says:

    I think you did a great job!

  8. Blu says:

    Wow! That is so pretty!

  9. Rachel says:

    It looks delightful

  10. Thoeria says:

    It looks lovely! I’ve never tried goldwork…intrigued by it but the projects always look like they would be too complicated!

  11. Rachel says:

    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! 🙂

  12. Sheryl says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous, perfect work.

  13. Vickie says:

    WOW!!!! This is beautiful!!!!!

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