Monday 24 June 2013

ICA Ireland - Romanian Point Lace classes

I find really difficult to keep up with posting in the blog and do some work in same time.
Anyway I had a really great week , last week, when I have been staying very comfortable in An Grianan and teaching a class .
Here I have just few pics with the job done because as I say we been to busy to be concerned  with pictures or any other media devices.

Everyone was so busy as you can see

I was having in my mind we maybe will be able to go over the technique and do a little glass coaster
but I have to say my lovely students have actually done around 3pieces each.
they start with this lovely brooch
See the below wearing proudly the brooches.
Josephine is having a peach colour one
and Mildred was going for variegated blue which have to say matched very very well with her lovely blue eyes
Because Geraldine skipped this step she was in a more advanced stage and had started a lovely bunch of flowers so I have no pic for her brooch.
She did start the applique below
Her ones are actually withe with a yellow middle and leave are a dark variegated green
Unfortunately as I said I was to much all over the place to remember to take a photo of her work in progress. She did very well doing two of the leaves and one of the flowers plus some of the cord.
The she decided she had in off of the big design so move to do the initial little flower which I did prepare for them. I actually was amazed by her imagination and willing to go over many more stitches so this is the final product.

I did enjoy to the maximum this week and this is thanks to my absolutely amazing students .

happy crafting all

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Table cloth

Is seams I become very short minded.I can't get used to make pictures and add on my blog so often I would like to. Another table cloth finished some time ago , maybe 7-8 months is this:

In this one I try to use some of the stitches which are  used in Boris Lace. Boris lace is an tape lace practised in the village of Boris Ireland. Many of they own stitches are used in RPL only they use ready made tape .

Friday 7 June 2013

Finished stuff

I know is my fault to leave everything for last minute. I am going to teach one day class next Saturday and I am still not prepared with everything I want .Then the following week I teach a class in ICA Ireland and  I am in same situation. To say the truth I really do not know very well how can I be the best prepared.
Kits I have in 3 designs , patterns in about 7-10 designs , some sort of books for guidance , crochet hooks, needles ,thread and my main ingredient a lot of EXCITEMENT.
Anyway to not bore you anymore I have to make an update with some finished work. When I got my first prize for the quilt I received some lovely fabric which did not was more than a fat quarter in two patterns . So did not was in off to do any major project and I was thinking something small will do . Come up with a table runner which could not be whole without a trimming from Romanian Point Lace.

Done a bit of embroidery too in some of the patches were was no decorations. I actually was very happy how came out and if I think I probably have some fabric for one more piece or maybe I can think of four mats .

Happy crafting all