Last Saturday was a Certificate Course Workshop on Shisha Mirror Embroidery taken by Christine Bishop.
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Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Monday, July 11, 2022
I wasn't sure what I would do with the prints - but I do like a good chicken. Maybe a pouch.
When they arrived, I decided against embroidering them. They are lovely, and printed on to cotton using the panels you use to print on to t-shirts. I have used these on t-shirts. They work well, but the resulting surface is not one I fancy embroidering on.
Sunday, July 10, 2022
I took my finished blanket into the Junior Embroiderers' meeting to ask their advice on whether I had enough horses on it - and to get their tutor's advice on washing it! The girls thought there were enough horses, and Margaret's advice was to hand-wash the whole thing, spin it dry and hang out. So that's what I did. It has been raining in Adelaide, but I got 4 hours in the middle of the day - and it dried.
I wasn't entirely satisfied with the coverage, so consulted Niamh and Veronica who agreed it needed a few more in the corners.
I've got used to these little horses!
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
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Tuesday, June 14, 2022
So today I made a new one.
I used wadding, and another square of the same fabric bundle I had used for the old one - from the Aboriginal Fabric Gallery. I needed a longer zip but otherwise it was a pretty much the same as the old.
I lined it with another square from the bundle.
The tabs need to go on the outside, so, as before, I tidied them up with a small patch of left over fabric - none at all left over now!
These days I don't buy trousers, or even leggings (thanks to Ink and Spindle!) without pockets, but I can now be sure of having my phone on me while wearing any of the backlog of pocketless pants in my wardrobe!