Sunday, 27 April 2008
We headed down to a rally near Tewkesbury taking in four landmarks for the Round Britain Rally which I will be able to show you later in the year once the challenge has finished. in the mean time, here are some pretty houses and a pub snapped on route.
This one is for BBC Radio Four fans, The Old Bull at Inkberrow, better known as the Bull in Ambridge in the long running Radio Four series The Archers.
Thursday, 24 April 2008
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Tuesday, 22 April 2008
So, having promised to take a practice lace pillow to stitched up one week, I've decided to re teach myself the basics of bobbin lace. Last night I started to wind thread on 11 pairs of bobbins, found myself an easy Bucks Point pattern and literally dusted off the lace pillow which had been sat inside a cupboard for years.
Sunday, 20 April 2008
Saturday, 19 April 2008
The beer is called Flying Shuttle and the info in the back label states:
This premium ale was brewed as a tribute to the Lancashire Cotton industry. The invention of the" Flying Shuttle" enabled workers to weave faster and transformed textile making into an industry.
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
Still playing with changing size and technique, this time doing a little stash busting by making a rag rug style wall hanging 15x11 inch. As usual my camera refuses to capture reds accurately but you get the general idea.
Hooked rug method: hessian, assorted dyed fabrics including net.
Until last summer I was working in a village called Ruddington just outside Nottingham. One Saturday I took a walk round the village my camera and the next few posts will be photos from my trip as I am laid up with a virus at the moment and not really able to do much other than cough quite spectacularly.
The main attraction in the village is the Ruddington Frameknitters Museum (more photos later) which also houses a collection of circular sock knitting machines which you can try for yourself.
Sunday, 13 April 2008
Saturday, 12 April 2008
Thursday, 10 April 2008
Anyway, I'm going to grab a cup of tea as both Patchwork and Quilting and Quilting Arts magazines came through the door this morning.
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
Monday, 7 April 2008
The shadow in the corner is the camera as I didn't want to use the flash as it tends to drain all the colour. May add some rubbings of the stamp once the paint has dried.
Sunday, 6 April 2008
Saturday, 5 April 2008
Do you remember the squares stitched for the Pink Artist Project? Well, here is the finished doll
She wears 180 two inch art squares.
182 artists total created her.
She is just under 40" tall
and weighs 6 pounds and 2 ounces.
and is able to give love unconditionally.
To many, she is a symbol of hope.
Please drop by Girl Gone Thread Wild to view the process of making and finishing the doll to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research as I think she is absolutely fantastic.