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Ooooooo, I will post piccies of my cross stitch series. Had a phone call from my framer last week to say that they last one is framed and ready for collection.
Does anyone here do/have done bobbin lace making? I used to about 15 years ago and still have all the bits and pieces in the attic.
This is my current work-in-progress
And I also used to do lots of hardanger. I made a duvet cover with lots of hardanger square inserts. It was beautiful until the cat was poorly on the bed and I could not get rid of the stains
I own lots of tat and I probably will buy more when I get to the Metro Centre tomorrow.
There's a village near where I grew up which is quite famous for its lacemaking. They revived the classes a few years ago and it's very popular. I've never tried it though/
I used to do bobbin lace, and agree with Shmunks, you can have hundreed of bobbins on the pillow, but only ever deal with 4 at a time. It was another case of looks lovely but what on earth do you actually do with it? I tried to make lace to go down the front of a blouse, but it never seemed to come up stiff enough to actually work.
I have a whole drawer of cross stitch things I've finished, but don't know what to do with next. There are only so many you can have framed and hang on walls, or make up into cushions. I've got a series of county maps, one for each county I've lived in, with where I lived marked on them. Lovely idea, but I'm not sure we have that much space to hang them, even if I did frame them up.
And if we're looking at long term projects, I started making a hexagon patchwork cushion when I started college over 20 years ago. It grew beyond this size. In the last month I have finally got as far as pinning a backing and wadding in order to make a quilt for a king sized double bed - I am using the sewing machine for that bit!
Photos - not looking at it straight on can help if you can't take it outside. Then the reflection from the flash off the glass doesn't come back to the camera.
Schmunks, they're gorgeous! I've done the mother & baby in the same range...started it before my eldest was born, and finished after my youngest arrived 4 years later.
Love the skull & crossbones!
WOW! Love the celtic seasons. I've had a look at several of their patterns, but always been put off by the apparent complexity. But they are divine.
The skull and cross bones is um, err, different!
And I admire anyone with the nerve to try Hardanger. I just know I'd cut the wrong bit...
I managed to felt my favourite hand knitted fingerless gloves/wristwarmers the other day the stitch definition has gone, but they fit very well now as they were a bit too loose before
lovely stitching Schmunks this is my next project, I just have to pull my finger out and get started on it!
Wow, Shmunkee - respect! Not sure I should even be on the same 'thread'. Heh heh, geddit?I get quite a lot done when I'm visiting my OH in the hospital, but as he hasn't been in for a while, my production has slowed down a lot (but I'm cycling more)
My MiL used to embroider for a living so I'm too embarrassed to show her anything I've done.
Fantastic work Schmunkee! I have only ever done one piece of cross stitch and it was tiny. It was a still life of shells and most unimpressive.
I have completed one slipper.
Shame we have 2 feet isn't it... now I have to do the other one and already I want to have a go at something else. Ah well, better get on with it...
This site is good for free knitting patterns if anyone is wondering what to knit.