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Sunday, July 22, 2012

A little bit of Oamaru!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Trying to blog a little more often so I am finding a few random photos from a while ago that I have  forgetten about.  This one was taken at the recent Patchwork & Quilters Exhibition.  I laughed when I noticed it hung this way, as it is meant to go on a bed with the stripes going accross.  Funnily enough I thought it looked quite good this way. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Recent Quilt

A picture of a quilt I finished recently, which sometimes hangs in the hallway for a splash of colour!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Perfumed Albums - Class progress

 As promised ladies here is the group photo.  Unfortunately one lady had to leave earlier in the day and I missed the chance to get you all! As a reminder here is the picture of what everyone was making.  The choice was out of the two pictured below and then to stitch them to create an album all of your own!

  A great lot of progress was made and just a few finishing touches needed to complete.  A few beaded borders or twisted cords around the layers and a really nice binding at the side.  Tags were being made which just need a zap on the sewing machine back at home.  Well done to everyone not much left to go now. What we can't see from the photos is how thick and beautiful the pages are. I hope they get some great use in times to come! I hope they don't forget to spray their favourite perfume on a tag and give the album a lovely smell!

Work in progress! An Egyptian touch I think!
Decisions over buttons, nice cord emerging!

Contemplating Beads!

Layering Up! Tackled making metal embellishment!

Adding Beads, nice side buttons.

Awesome earring as centrepiece!
Can clearly see the end result is near!
A few tags appearing and the quilted background as required! A beaded edge around the silk would be great and a chunky cord around the velvet.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

This is todays Google Picture celebrating Gustavs Klimt's 150th Birthday!

Entitled 'the kiss'.  I have just seen (only a few days ago) a superb adaption of this picture done in embroidery at the

Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple2 Harakeke Street
(Cnr Harakeke St & Riccarton Rd)

whilst there you can view the National Exhibition of New Zealand Embroidery on until the end of July.  Well worth a look!

In the next couple of days I will be posting some photos of works in progress by the ladies that participated in my class at the conference.