I'm a stitcher from way back, taught by my Mum, Grandma and Aunt. Now I'm desperately working hard to realise my dream of building a workroom - to create in, of course! But it's also for all my creative bits and pieces which have taken over the house! Need some space for when the grandchildren come to play!
Lots of photos - all these new designs are on my website.
Above is "Miniscule" - a cutting ruler satchel that holds both a 24" and a 12" ruler. The little pic shows the ladybird pocket on the back of the satchel - this holds the 12" ruler. Included in the pattern are instructions for a rotary cutter bag. I have used Cottage Garden variegated threads to stitch the little bugs and critters.
Below is "Snail Pace", a simple little stitchery wall hanging.
"Bluebird", below, is an appliqued bird with embroidered flowers. I have given instructions for the needleturn applique using a product called Mylar, which is a heat-proof plastic sheet. It takes the stress out of needleturn applique!
More bugs stitched on the pockets of this mug bag, which could double as a sewing bag. It carries your mug safely to your sewing group, and use the pockets on the outside for your tea bags, teaspoon or sugar sachets. Or pop your needles and threads in them, and your sewing inside the bag!
P.S. I know you'll love stitching the bugs!
I was sent this photo of my design "Bears in the Woods" made up in blues - stunning! It's a great little wall hanging - I don't know who made this one so if it is you, please let me know!
Now for the eerie photos.........
These are images of (no, not images from The Twilight Zone) hand-dyed fabrics which are the result of a workshop at the home of my friend Tiramisue.
Can you see the creepy figures and faces?
P.S. Can't wait for my next Dabble with Dyes"!!!!