Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Shoe Kit

Now I can make more shoes for myself. After I have Christmas and my college wallhanging to get done maybe ....... Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Little Treats

Thought I would show you a couple of sewing projects I "treated" myself with recently. Unfortunately, this means I have a large belly of college work to "exercise" off!

First up is this Fusen box which I made from a kit that I bought at the Knitting and Stitching show. The stall was one specialising in imported Japanese fabric for quiliting. I particularly like the ball ended zip that came with this kit. The zip was sewn in first and then I just had to fold and then sew the ends. After turning the box right side out I encouraged it to take shape by stuffing it with 20 CDs. Easy!

Second treat is this little pincushion box - another goody from Kokoro Te Noro by Kumiko Sudo. Fabric used is more of the Liberty Tana Lawn and some random rose fabric offcut that I seem to remember I once made a very bad, ill fitting top from. Its much better as a pincushion, methinks.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


These tucked & pleated samples are also for my College texture work. The top right sample made use of the pin tuck foot I bought for my machine. The bottom right sample is a crossed over pleat idea which I got from a book by Jennie Rayment. The bottom left sample was a fun random one I did by randomly folding and then stitching using my zipper foot. The other samples were all the same method - pleats and then stitched down in alternate directions.

Still have my ruching to finish and some cathedral window patchwork to do. (As well as a tonne of other stuff, Mr Happy is doing some cooking this week....) Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 07, 2005

Texture and Quilting

These are the quilting samples that I have recently completed for college and my texture design work. I think I can confess: I am a BAD quilter. The samples are, clockwise from top left: trapunto (should have been better stabilised), vermicelli, tied, English. I had more fun printing the fabrics using my heaty-foamy block thingy: heated over my toaster, pressed into tread plate/pebbles/Mr Happy's wooden dice box. Then print using some scrummy iridiscent Sennelier fabric paints. There is something irresistible about a paint that is called "burnt toast"! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, November 06, 2005


Originally uploaded by Anne Redwood.

This took several days to gather by hand and only a few hours to stitch. This is part of a range of samples that I am stitching for my texture design work. I am playing with a natural colour palette. More samples as soon as I am reunited with my usb cable. Unfortunately my bluetooth connection is failing somewhere (grrrrr Nokia an Windoze) and I am not made of the pots of cash that Orange demand for all the uploading of photos I need to do.

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