Something went wrong with blog post!

I don’t know quite what happened but something went wrong with some of the images in my previous post and in trying to fix the problem I inadvertently deleted the post!!

So here is a recap of my projects over the past few months; I attended a silk paper making workshop with the local embroiderer’s Guild where we made sheets of paper and molded vessels – I made my sheets up into little concertina books and attached leaf motifs also made with the silk fibres, these are so detailed.

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I dried my vessel upside down with all the excess bunched up into little folds to achieve this frilled edge.

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I used dried daisy heads in the undyed sheet and covered a little box with some of it.

 

I was delighted this summer to be invited to join a group of ladies from Edinburgh Embroiderer’s Guild for a weekly stitching group, I thought this would be a valuable opportunity to plan and work on specific projects but have to say that so far I haven’t been very organised just working mostly on random items including this piece using procion dyed silk viscose velvet that has been gathered and stitched to a ground of calico fabric, I added borders of seed and bugle beads.

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I plan to be a lot more organised this year and will try to have some structure to what I am working on, we’ll see how that goes!

Eventually I got around to making Christmas gifts and surprised myself with how much a achieved. Some months ago I purchased a couple of ‘Mr. Chillingsworth’ panels one of andover_chillingsworth_skeleton_panelwhich I made into a quilt for my daughter. I ran into some problems despite having spent several hours working out the maths to give me the number of blocks needed so I ended up having to insert the pieces on the sides, not ideal but for my first attempt at such a large quilt I’m quite pleased with the result and will certainly learn from my mistakes!

I really enjoyed making this quilt and will definitely plan another soon.

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This is the quilt hanging on the line before being layered and stitched. Below is the finished quilt  – my daughter was delighted with it so it was well worth the effort.

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I also made patchwork cushions for my sister in law using coordinating fabrics in 4 different designs.

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My final Christmas project was a foundation pieced stocking for my daughter’s friend, I altered the foot slightly to give a quirky elf like pointed toe rather than the usual rounded toe.

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I think I will have to plan early for next Christmas as I thoroughly enjoyed making these gifts. What projects did you work on for this holiday period? Do you have any major projects planned for the New Year?

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