I have lots of new ideas for my circles but I want to finish this first while I still can remember what I am supposed to do.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Photography can not do justice to such dimensional pieces. Jane had many samples of her works from her books Medieval Flora and Stumpwork and Gold Embroidery inspired by Turkish, Syrian and Persian Tiles on display. You do not realize how tiny and really magnificent the pieces are until you see them in person. I came home bursting with ideas for my current project. Before I return to them though....... I will have to finish this.
I was fortunate to sit next to Jane at lunch and dinner. A truly delightful two days!!!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Jane's book on beetles came out shortly after I did the dragonflies and I made the following beetles and also incorporated them in a quilt.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I definitely have been watching "Say Yes to the Dress" way too much. This is the only explanation I have for conjuring up two circles in whites . I did not get documente the first circle.
I layered heavy netting on top of a spokes of sequins The center is 3mm sequins then padded pearl cotton surrounded by 8mm fluted sequins.
Circle II -- I drew my design then pinned the lace over the it. Using the tambour hook I stitched around the area I wanted to remain and cut the rest away. I then stitched around the area again to secure it and clean up the loose ends. I sewed tiny crystal beads over the spots on the lace.
The design in the center was toooo complicated so I simplified it and stitched it in a variety of threads and ribbon. Here is the finished circle.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Another circle choosing the materials
Materials chosen I hook sequins and beads around the outer and inner circle. I then pad a circle with felt and cover it with silk ribbon.....the very center of the circle still is in progress.
As I begin each circle in the section I decide what design I want to use and audition different materials, sequins beads, threads etc.
I have chosen the materials and hooked beads around the outside of the circle, sequins and beads outline the center or the circle. Then I hooked a design in the center.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
*Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs by Randall Jarrell