Wednesday 30 April 2014

Purple Symphony

Yeah ... I think I decided on the mane of my latest crewel work : Purple Symphony .
Made some more progress on this one but I am struggling with the stitched for the ground .
I am having hard times with the wool quantity as I have a skein of each colour and by mistake I start another little project with same colour . My big problem is will take me about 2 weeks to get in the wool and time to go by to London to RSN is approaching fast , so no time!!!
Anyway I will be figuring out this weekend if I am going to pull this on or I have to do another order.
 Some bullion stitched for the petals of one of the flowers.

 My little bird inspired by the screen from RSN
 OK ... here is a big problem which you can see in the form of a yellow mushy think around the leaf
I did not realise the lines still can be seen until I took the picture.
 And here looks like I have fixed the mushy think or I didn't?
Some of the closed Cretan stitch which will be part of the ground .
Sure this week I be finish this one.

Happy crafting all

Sunday 20 April 2014

Gold Work Embroidery Sampler - progress

A bit of progress done in my Gold work Sampler .
Lots of kid leather which I had used with string padding , felt padding and scrunched up .
 All this different techniques of using kid leather are nice on they own . Is seams I find the one with string the most difficult but I do presume with practise will go better.   

 This little piece from the leaf which looks so empty here below have to be fill in with bright check chips .
And there is a bit of trellis in green which I still have to decided if it is to be fill in with something.
 A bit of try to Or Nue

 An overview of the work already done .

I hope this is going to come out nice in off.
The background is an green velvet which in the pictures looks nothing like the real one.

Happy crafting all

Monday 14 April 2014

Flowercopia on the wall

Another UFO finished !!! Finally I manage to finish my third big design . The lace had been finished from last year but as with many other things I do not always give that professional finish.
Now this time I had been setting the lace on the top of a canvas covered in black velvet.

I am actually impress my self about how good is looking.
Is a very complex piece with lots of needle point stitches and is taking a contemporary idea of using lace. Is no need to love vintage to have this on a wall.
I have to say it brought a lot of colour on my siteroom wall.

Happy crafting all

Wednesday 9 April 2014

Romanian Point Lace Presentation at An Grianan

Finally my presentation of the Romanian Point Lace took place last night .

A little overwhelming taking in consideration was around 80 people attending .

Anyway happy of a good ending even if I was thinking was a bit short . I did not want to go over 1 hour or 1:30 hours as I know people get bored fast and at some age you are tired and really all you want is to rest .

After I finish the slides presentation I actually enjoy seeing many of the ladies was really curious and was asking questions  and want more details about how you are doing the lace.

 This below are the last crowd which kind of did not want to leave enjoying looking and discussing many of the pieces

In same time even if I was with no photo camera many other people took lots of pics.

For me as usually the camera was out of battery , and look like this is my life story always happen in my important times of my life.
My pictures was taking with the kindle and are not great but the most important thing is the night went well.

Happy crafting all