For those of you not familiar, Redwork is the term used to describe a type of needlework that because popular in the 1870's. The name comes from the Turkey Red embroidery thread used at the time. This was a popular thread as it was colour fast and a lot cheaper than others available, thus it became widely used by the people.
I received a copy of the pattern below from a friend of my Mum's. Turns out she is a crafter too so I am excited about the possibility of swapping patterns and fabric in the future (fingers crossed).
I do not know how accurate my choice of thread colour was to the colour Turkey Red, but I am happy with how my needlework is coming along.
In my sewing corner...
Michelle came over last night for craft night. My mum bought me a book a few months ago from a local library book sale. It is called "Knit a square - Make a toy". It was right up my alley as I am a very basic knitter! Michelle is knitting a Koala from the book. Here she is with half the Koala's head!