Sunday, 20 January 2013

More Stitch

I've managed to actually start on the little collection of bits I found on my desk HERE.  This is the little, wooden needle case done in size 15 bead peyote.



This I put on Facebook and not on here, daft eh!! Another notebook cover.  My friend Jan has signed me up to another set of courses so I thought I'd better start taking notes.  This is done with a brown paper bag. It feels quite robust and is layered to fusible wadding and has a finish of acrylic wax but it will be interesting to see how it holds up. (It was terrible to photograph too!  I found the least glare was in the kitchen.)

And I started the Travellers Blanket.  It took me an age to put thread to fabric but now it's under way it's very easy to pick up and put down.  I'm using the basic shape of a butterfly wing for the silk patches.  It's nice and easy for the TV or audiobook.

Thank you to those who have sponsored Elsa and Mike in their triple marathon challenge!  I will keep you all informed as they progress.  Training is going well, even in this weather! 

I hope the snow isn't too disruptive for you (or the heat if you're in Australia!).

Have a good week.


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12 comments:

  1. I love the look of that book cover. What Acrylic wax do you use and where do you get it? Several people have recommended it to me, but it is something I have yet to try (though with my love of stitched paper I really must!)

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    1. Hobbycraft encaustic section. usually used for protecting wax paintings. (Or mixed media it says on the bottle.)

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  2. Beadwork like that fascinates me! The notebook is awesome!

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    1. Thank you Maggie, I did have to dig out the magnifier after a while!! Teeny beads in black are a nightmare.

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  3. Your beadwork is fabulous! Great notebook cover and the Traveller's Blanket is coming along beautifully. I havn't started stitching my version yet but I have been collecting threads :-)

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    1. Thank you Julie. I found once I had the threads out and a very quick sketch guide of some basic stitches in front of me (always good for a reminder)I started working on it. Don't know why I took so long really!! lol.

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  4. Like your quilting, the little running stitches really bring it alive, something lovely to do by the fire in this cold weather.
    Love the title Travellers Blanket.

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    1. It certainly is. Just stitching can be so soothing sometimes, especially when it’s a nice simple piece.

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  5. Three super projects, lovely to see them

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