Sunday, May 30, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
I will be demonstrating velvet and fabric blossoms, Saturday night at the International Quilt festival in Long Beach.
Guests will get a handout from 14 different teachers including me!
Cost only 15.00
So here is a velvet bloom to try yourself.
I always iron interfacing to the back of the velvet first.
Cut one flower shape, 4 net circles a bit bigger, and find a center, stamen or bead or trinket.
Cut small hole in middle, layer one net on top of velvet and the other three nets go underneath.
Run a big gathering stitch around the hole, stitching should go across base of each petal.
Insert stamen and pull up thread and tie off.
Take the bloom to a candle and holding above flame, singe the tulle. Be careful!
It will curl and wrinkle and look really cool!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
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Friday, May 7, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Like to make cords, all kinds.
Here then my favorite little thingy to help.
Cut any number of threads 6 times length needed and fix one end to the hook and other I jam in a drawer. Tape to a table if that works. Turn handle until it kinks back on itself. Unhook .
Hold taught and slip hook over center of twists, grab free ends and let go. Sometimes a helper is needed.
I have had to stand on a stool to let it go if it is long. Be sure to not both ends.
Looks nice with one metallic thread added to the mix, as in sample.
To store, wind onto an empty spool that is decorated with a gem on top.
Give some as a gift to a friend.
Other cords, made with one strand of yarn, chunky cord made with seam binding.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
a big thank you to everyone for the comments you leave.
Out here in the vast ocean, I feel a bit cut off from the inspiration and classes you have elsewhere.
So I just carry on with my funky ideas, having a great time of it and enjoying life in general.
I often wonder how others work in their spaces, so if you do, here is my humble work table.
Couple of ideas I am playing with for my shop, and trying some new techniques along the way.
Top pic. includes butterflies and lace, and serger flowers I made on my machine.
Bottom is ruffled serger bloom and lace leaf.
Have a good weekend.
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