Sunday, 27 June 2010

New - Quilting Arts "In Stitches" E Magazine

Do you know that Quilting Arts have put out a new E Magazine called In Stitches. Click on the name to find out more about it and to purchase it.

I've just bought it and I'm downloading it now. It looks great. I usually like my magazines in hardcopy, but I like how this has extras attached such as slideshows, videos and other info.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Bead Journal Project 3 - May

I finished my May Bead Journal. The white cat is our cat, Jazzy. The black cat is a male cat from our neighbourhood that has just started coming around to our house sometimes. Jazzy always hisses at him and tries to get him to go. But he just ingores her, goes straight up to her, meows, and goes and finishes off her dinner.

Now onto June. I'm running behind, I still need to do February, March and April. I'm thinking that I will try to keep up now with each month and then try to fit these in.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Some things from Nepal

When I was in Nepal I bought this wall hanging and some other bits and pieces that I wanted to show you. I love the colours, materials and beading used on this piece. Here are some more detailed photos.
These look like exotic buildings.
I also got a material panel that is big enough to use as a table cloth.
This is a table runner I bought in Lukla. Its not a great photo and only shows half of it. But you can get the idea. The designs are embroidered on.
I love the colours of this scarf. Also I got this cute little purse in Namche Bazaar.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Show and Tell time - Vintage Sari Border

I recently bought this gorgeous Vintage Sari Border from Rayela on Etsy. It is so beautiful that I can't bring myself to cut it up just yet. The photo doesn't really show up the lovely gold colour that well. I'm thinking maybe I could incorporate it into a wall hanging, make a runner for the end of my bed or some cushions. I'll just have to see.

If you're interested in finding out more Rachel did a blog post on them on her blog Rayela's Fibre Focus. If you are interested in Ethnic textiles arts you will love her blog and also her Etsy shop.

Friday, 11 June 2010

TAST 2 Catch Up - Week 3 to Week 15

With my trip away and things being busy at work and home, I ended up getting way behind with TAST 2. So here is a catch up piece with a small sample of each stitch from Week 3 to Week 15.

The stitches are Week 3 - Beaded Hedebo Edge, Week 4 - Portuguese Border Stitch, Week 5 - Knotted Buttonhole Stitch, Week 6 - Buttonhole Eyelet Flower, Week 7 - Rope Stitch, Week 8 - Fancy Hem Stitch, Week 9 - Raised Herringbone Band, Week 10 - Cloud Filling, Week 11 - Bullion Buttonhole, Week 12 - Sorbello, Week 13 - Raised Cup Stitch, Week 14 - Buttonhole Herringbone and Week 15 - Ladder Stitch.

I've been learning alot by doing all these new stitches. It's funny how the stitches I don't think I'm going to like, end up most of the time being stitches that I really like doing.