Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I just started a blog roll for other fiber artists. So if you blog fits the theme of my blog let me know so I can add you. I already added a tatter here: http://janeeborall.blogspot.com/ because she was nice enough to come to my daily blog and talk about tatting. For as much blogging as I do I get surprisingly few comments. So I always appreciate a good on topic comment to any of my posts.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I made 2 nalbinding needles out of walnut. I think I need to make them narrower. Or maybe it's just that I don't know how to do it well enough yet and they will work just fine once I have the hang of the York stitch.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Years ago my mother and I bought some needlepunch kits on sale. At the time I remember almost finishing one, going out to run a few errands, and then when I got home I discovered my border collie had chewed it all up. That was in the 80's.
Now years later I was thinking of making a rug, and found ordinary craft stores don't have much in the way of rugmaking supplies. So my eye fell upon a needle punch kit. And now I have the confidence to design my own projects, so I dove right in. I learned the hard way that too much in one day can leave a nasty blister on a person's thumb. Now that it's healed up, I'm ready to go again.
My first design was a memento of my trip to Quartzsite AZ. I'm using embroidery floss.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
This was a tricky one. I had to use a thin wire bent in half as a needle threader to fish the lace through the drilled holes. Lacing is added to gourds to add visual interest as well as shoring up a crack so it doesn't get any bigger.