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
April 14, 2010
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
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
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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