Journal Page: Nostalgia – My First Crewel Embroidery

Journal Page: Nostalgia – My First Crewel Embroidery

Name Nostalgia – My First Crewel Embroidery (1965) Medium Fabric, wool tapestry yarn, Description Nostalgia – My First Crewel Embroidery (1965) was part of a shipment of household items moved to Calgary and recently sorted. The frame for this piece was outdated and although the original mounting was terrible and left a glue residue in the fabric (the brown spots) I wanted to save it. After removing the backing and soaking it in a...

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Journal Page – Stitches from India

Journal Page – Stitches from India

Name Stitches from India Medium Fabric, embroidery floss, pearle cotton, sequins, shiva mirrors Description Stitches from India is a sampler created during a work session with one of the groups that I belong to – Fibre Optics Tuesday Group (FOG). FOG meets monthly and it is a ‘play day’ when members experiment with new or different techniques. There is no pressure to ‘produce’, just good times and fun! Jan and...

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Journal Page – Kantha Stitch Sampler

Journal Page – Kantha Stitch Sampler

Name Kantha Stitch Class Sampler Medium Fabric, embroidery floss, pearle cotton, sequins Description This journal page – Kantha Stitch Class Sampler  is part of a 2014 and beyond series that will in part be a story of my life and of my art work. The only parameter I am trying to adhere to is size. The series may be mounted as a show or may be bound into an album. Time will tell. The feature in the centre of this journal page...

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Journal Page 2014 – Crazy Quilt

Journal Page 2014 – Crazy Quilt

Name Crazy Quilt Class Sampler Medium Fabric, silk ribbon, embroidery floss, pearle cotton, beads, charms Description This crazy quilt journal page is part of a 2014 and beyond series that will in part be a story of my life and of my art work.  It was created in Kathy Shaw’s compulsory ‘basic’ crazy quilt class. Check out her website at http://www.shawkl.com/The only parameter I am trying to adhere to is size. The series may...

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Back to Crafts with a Granddaughter

Back to Crafts with a Granddaughter

We are back to weekend visits! Before Christmas our favorite little person would visit but decide to sleep at home. It seems she sensed that was where the action was and didn’t want to miss anything! However, Grandma has restocked the craft supplies and there were lots of new activities to try. Before Christmas we made Christmas tree ornaments that turned out rather well. Today she demolished the remaining supply of styrofoam balls making...

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