Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Confession time again ... I started another project.
I can't help but have lots of different stitchy things on the go.
My friend Sarah runs a monthly craft club in Bramley, and I went along this month with Alix and Hayley. They had a sales table and I spotted this lovely canvaswork cushion kit.
It should complement the candlewicking cushion kit from my step-mum rather nicely.
It took me three attempts to start this correctly - I was in a bad mood so I kept reading the pattern wrong, using the wrong colour wool etc.
The trend has continued and every time I work on it I do a bit wrong it seems (much to Alix's amusement) but I am pressing on anyway.
Monday, 17 September 2012
Sunday, 9 September 2012
Last Friday I attended a workshop organised by the West Yorkshire Federation of Women's Institutes at the office in Rodley.
The very clever Anne Starkey was teaching us bobbin lace and we got to make a snake bookmark.
Here are my bobbins (Anne had painstakingly 'spangled' them all - putting beads on the end so they look pretty) and the pattern we would be working from.
This is what we were aiming to make ...
So I wound a lot of cotton on to my bobbins ...
And made a start! It was rather therapeutic - the same movement using two pairs of bobbins at a time, weaving them over and under each other.
Nearly at the end!
And I managed to finish my snake!
Very pleased with my efforts, although my tension leaves a little to be desired. I will definitely be doing more of this.