Hurrah! I’ve got my City and Guilds qualification!

March 22, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Posted in Me | 8 Comments
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For anyone that’s been following this blog for a while, you’ll know I’ve been working towards a City & Guilds Level 3 in Embroidery – but it was touch and go for a while whether I’d complete the course because a) I got diagnosed with RA in the middle of it and b) I suddenly discovered after four years that I had to complete it in five years, so last year was a tad hectic!

Anyway, I have the certificate in my hot little flippers now – very exciting! It’s not a great certificate to look at, as certificates go. No spangley bits, no big red wax seals, no ribbon rosettes – but in spite of that it’s definitely going to go into a frame and up on the wall! It may not be something I ever use professionally, but it’s been a long, though fascinating, journey, and frankly I’m dead proud that I got there in the end!



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  1. Yay! Well done you! Who’d have thought that a Penguin could have such clever flippers?

  2. Congratulations, Polly! You must be really talented and creative, along with determined, to have worked so hard for and earned this honor. Maybe someday you’ll take some photos of your embroidery work and share it with us? I’d love to see it. Bravo!

  3. Congratulations! That was a lot of work for you to do. Celebrate!

  4. Congrats…. tell me more… haven’t heard of this… you must be good with the needle!!!… i’m hoping to learn to do “redwork” (guess that would be an outline stitch) a little better… i’d like to something simple for Christmas his year with the year 2011 on it… do you have any recommendations?… Does this mean you are certified to instruct now?.. barbara
    feel free to send e-mail.. i think we have handwork in common..:)

  5. So you’re officially certifiable? (Just kidding!) Congratulations!

  6. Congratulations! What a cool thing to be able to do.

    (P.S. How about a blog post featuring some of the work you’ve done? I would love to see some photos!)

  7. Thanks for all your kind comments everyone! 🙂 I really will do a blog post with some of the stuff I’ve done at some point … honest. Haven’t photographed most of it yet though!

    And BJ, I’ve emailed you with some embroidery-related chat – I hope you get it! Keep an eye on the spam filter for a address!

  8. i sent you a note….:)

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