Saturday, 13 March 2010

Silk Paper workshop

Had a great silk paper workshop today with Fiona and Sylvie. Here are their combined results:

And here is Fiona's piece with a skeleton leaf in greater detail. She added a bit of bling too!

If you would like to join me on a silk paper, or any other workshop, do get in touch. You can see the workshops I have coming up here.

For those of you who saw the Mastercrafts programme on Weaving on BBC Two last night, and would like to have a go, I have a Tapestry Weaving class with Joan Young on April.


Thursday, 11 March 2010

Vilene Stuff and more

Today my order from Vilene finally arrived - at least most of it; still waiting on a couple of items.

Pelmet Vilene is back in stock, although they sent me 30cm wide instead of my usual 90cm! Pelmet Vilene Plus is new in - this is the one that has sticky on one side - together with 130 weight Lutradur. Still waiting on 70 weight Lutradur and Lutradur Crash, which is a crinkley version that I couldn't resist; not sure what I'll do with it when it does get here - experimentation will be required.

I've also taken delivery of my new silk ribbons. There are some lovely colours in 7mm and 4mm widths, and I forgot to tell you that I have some scrummy new Oliver Twists experimental packs and threads in, including a pack I've put together for a drawn thread project in the upcoming issue of Stitch with the Embroiderers' Guild.Denise

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Embellishing - not!

I had a frustrating day yesterday. I got my Bernina out, attached the embellishing foot to it and tried to use it as an embellishing machine. 6 needles later I gave up. I broke quite a lot when I first got it, and thought it must be me trying to use too much fibre at once, but even using whisps of things the needles still broke. What a waste of money that attachment was!

Definately have to put a proper embellishing machine on my birthday list. Only need to decide which one!