I got an awesome charity shop haul yesterday. I went into a shop I haven't been in before, because there was a Philippa Gregory book in the window which enticed me in. I ended up buying some embroidery thread, including some variegated threads; an embroidery frame thing; some cream fabric (two pieces, each one is about 3m by 50cm) and some patterned ribbon, for the grand total of £2:
In the charity shop near my house I found a (not quite complete) collection of Cross Stitch Magic magazines. In amongst the magazines were various knitting patterns, from the seventies I think, and a little book of embroidery stitches that originally cost threepence. I also got 2 crochet hooks and some small scraps of yarn as well as a huge ball of yellow yarn - no idea what I'll do with it yet!! All of these were £3. So quite good for a fiver I think!
I am planning on having a go at embroidery in the near future, so nearly all of these finds will come in handy for that! Every month Mollie Makes magazine has lovely embroidery patterns but as I didn't have an embroidery hoop I haven't had a go yet. I have also ordered some Aida off eBay so that I can have a go at cross stitch. I love black work (I have a black work owl in my bedroom) so might try that first - there is a pattern for a black work tapestry in one of the cross stitch magazines. Unfortunately none of the magazines have the little cover kits with them.
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