April 29, 2010

Kumihimo Braiding and Marudai

Hi All - I am still here! I have been really busy getting ready for a workshop weekend (7th-9th May to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the West Aussie branch of the Aussie Lace Guild) ...I am doing needle lace (as a student not a tutor this time) and I have been getting things ready for it - also I am busy painting bobbins for my September stock (As I have travels in 3 weeks - a lace teaching trip to Tasmania/Melbourne and also the congress in Japan in July) I need to "get ahead"!
I got a Mini Marudai in the post yesterday - ordered from a place in Queensland and also a new book on Kumihimo braiding - I have just got the Marudai put together and loaded with the 'Tama" (bobbins) and I have started a braid to carry on with at the Lace day which I am going to tomorrow (I don't have any lace underway at the mo!) I have also nearly finished another crazy patchwork belt in Navy blues, rust/orange and creams to match my clothing which I intend to take to Japan for the Congress! I just have to hand sew the binding... also taking that to the lace day tomorrow too... No peace for the wicked bwah hahahahaha! LOL! :-D

April 19, 2010

Xamia palm

Here are some pics that I took a couple of weeks ago of the Xamia Palm in our Garden it has had three "flowers" which now have "nutted" pretty colours aren't they? hehe

April 14, 2010

Final pics of Free Form Peyote Bracelet

Hi All - the first of these 3 pics shows the beginning of the adding of "embellishing" beads - the second pic - a few more!! .... then the last pic shows my completed bracelet!
A few weeks ago I took it along to show my friends at my Wednesday Lace group and a good friend luvved it and as it was her Birthday a couple of weeks ago I made another in her fave colours of Aqua's and purples... she 's a happy bunny hehe.

April 12, 2010

Free form Peyote bead bracelet

Back whilst the Winter Olympics was on TV I had the urge to have a go at making a Free form Peyote bracelet - so here are the first three pics - I will post the other three pics in the next blog entry.
I have been very busy the last few weeks - back in the studio Lace bobbin painting - getting stock ready for later in the year. Also I am making another crazy patch belt for my July Japan Lace Congress trip (also in the navy blue, rust, cream colour scheme as the peyote bracelet) I am crazily tatting little bits of coloured lace to go on it ... and I am working on a coloured Kanthas quilt - with Incan designs on it! pics in the future!

April 4, 2010

Final Pics of Cordonnicot Needle Lace Fish

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Hi All
Happy Easter - here are the last 4 pics of my Cordonnicot Needle lace fish - first pic shows the central Cordonnette's in place - then in the next... his fins have their Cordonnette's completed and I am just starting the outside Cordonnette ... Then the last 2 show him finished one on a light background and one on a darker background - he measures about 9cms long!
Thanks Jenny and Saskia for your compliments and no Cathy I haven't thought of a name for him... any ideas? LOL