Saturday, 30 August 2014

Rugby Run

I finished the Rugby journal quilt I showed you the other day.

A Certain Young Man happened by into the studio and spotted it. "Rugby."
'Don't Look!' I said.

He had a quiet satisfied smile as he went away.

So, when I got to signing and dating the back, I asked his opinion on the name and we settled on 'Rugby Run'. But it will wait for the proper time before it transfers ownership.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Beads going on a diversion - 3

More beads to work with white embroidery for Karen Ruane. Most are pastel colour beads, though some are a bit darker, yet small enough to still work with white.

wbead47


wbead48


wbead49


wbead50


wbead51


wbead52


wbead53


wbead54


wbead55


wbead56


wbead57


wbead58


wbead59


wbead60


and all 60 beads all together.

Let's see what Karen finds to do with them all!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

beads going on a diversion - 2

More beads to work with white embroidery for Karen Ruane. Some have a touch of colour with them...either a bead with other colours or pastel colour bead.

Some use the 'wooden look' sequins on the offcuts of the embroidered cotton lawn I made my blouse from. I removed a lot of the sequins from the seam area and saved them.

As with the previous post with white beads, I have used the same bead twice (i.e. wbead25+wbead26) with slight variations before moving on to another bead.

wbead25


wbead26


wbead27


wbead28


wbead29


wbead30


wbead31


wbead32


wbead33


wbead34


wbead35


wbead36


wbead37


wbead38


wbead39


wbead40


wbead41


wbead42


wbead43


wbead44


wbead45


wbead46


And more beads tomorrow.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

beads going on a diversion - 1

A few months ago Karen Ruane commented about the new fabric packet beads I had started doing for 2014. Karen works beautiful embroideries which are mainly white. She also commented again when I made my blouse of embroidered cotton lawn. I actually thought of her when I was making it...that the fabric would appeal.

So, I suggested a collaboration of sorts. I would make some white beaded fabric packet bits to send to her. As and when she felt they would work on something she was making, she could include them.

So, I have been using the offcuts of the embroidered cotton lawn to make some beaded fabric packets to send to her. It has been a good chance to try out some ideas for the daily bead project...and to see what it would be like to make enough to perhaps sell. Okay, for some I went a little bit overboard!


Both sides are different, so I tried to get a photo of them from the side. I have used the same bead twice (i.e. wbead1 + wbead2) with slight variations before moving on to another bead.

wbead1


wbead2


wbead3


wbead4


wbead5


wbead6


wbead7


wbead8


wbead9


wbead10


wbead11-lays flat, so images of both sides


wbead12-lays flat, so images of both sides


wbead13


wbead14


wbead15


wbead16


wbead17


wbead18


wbead19


wbead20


wbead21


wbead22


wbead23


wbead24


Hopefully she has received all the beads in the post today. The rest of the beads for Karen will be shown tomorrow and the following day.