Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Season's Greetings

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Tie One On November - Holidays

Here's my rather late submission for Tie One On November - Holidays. This is my christmas apron.

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It is made of odds and ends of furnishing fabric and decorated with christmas ribbon. I 'bagged it out' with calico, to make it nice and thick to soak up all that turkey/goose fat!

And here's a closeup

Tree Fairy 2

This is a new outfit for an alternative tree fairy, in case I use a different colour scheme!

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Sorry, the photo quality is not so good with the flash, but it gets dark early now.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Tree fairy

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Just finished making a new outfit for my top-of-the-tree fairy.

Tulle and scraps of silk. Metallic threads, sequins, beads and shiny wire.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Fighting Knights

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This is a piece that combines two techniques that were new to me; stumpwork with metal thread work. It is based on diagrams taken from a book on heraldry. I used a variety of metallic fabrics, 'goldwork' threads, metallic seedbeads and snippets of sari silk. The two figures were worked on backing fabric, cut out and applied to natural linen as 'slips'. I still haven't decided what to do with it next.