Yes, Nora, you are a good teacher, I have understood your explanations, but I have never tried to do a simple and classical Dorset buttons; ................I am amazed by this; it's absoltuely intriguing for somebody like me...............Thanks!
WELL I'M SO HAPPY TO GET VIRTUAL CAKE, I'VE INDULGED IN FAR TOO MUCH REAL SWEETS IN THE PAST WEEK. THANKS FOR THE GIFT NOLA. IT'S AMAZING WE ALL LOVE FIBRES AND THREAD BUT OUR WORK IS SO CREATIVE BUT VERY DIFFERENT. i READ YOUR BLOG... SOME OF THOSE CLASSES WOULD HAVE BEEN FUN. I DID A STITCH PAINTING OF A FRIENDS FARM HOUSE WHEN THEY SOLD IT..THEY LOVED IT. I KNOW I CAN'T PAINT YET ADD EMBROIDERY AND IT LOOKS GOOD...HOPE YOU DON'T GET TOO MUCH, SEND SOME DOWN...IT'S BEEN VERY HOT HERE. CHEERS SHAZZ
Hi Nola, thanx to you! Well, it is an extremely rich source of inspiration, to be sure. I mean, I actually left needlelace because it was all white and all stuck to those cordonnet things, then I went over to Elizabethan and they just took everything from Europe and made it their own, basically. Have you encountered Trellis Stitch yet btw?
Hi Stephanie, I developed my way of painting and stitching because I have been a painter for many years then when i went back to full time work as a nurse, I did more Embroidery so one day I decided to combine them. I had an exhibition of my work 2 years ago and it was a sellout. I sellect the photo(usually my shots or if commissions shots of the buyers choice). Then I photo copy the photo so that i can draw heavy lines over it. Place it on a light box and place a piece of calico over to trace the drawing through. The painting is done in stages and Ironed dry between each stage to prevent the colour from bleeding. The stitching which is to add texture to the background which is only to add colour is verysimple. Couching, straight stitches(seeding) and french Knots) using up lots of scrap threads and other threads. The picee I last put up was a piece painted as a landscape but when I turned it over I could see lots of flower and leaf shapes so I developed it as I worked, inserting a small scene of an old house. Want to finish it but cant find it. This happens in my house alot lately. Where do you live now? as you said your work started when you lived in NZ. regards Nola
Thank you for noticing my bobbin lace R29o, and for your kind words and the gift. Your needlebooks are very pretty, much nicer than ones I made for myself. In regard to the pattern for R29o, I will be posting downloadable patterns for sale in about a month or so, on my website. Please look at: http://lynxlace.com/mybobbinlace.html