Saturday, June 10, 2006

Princess H


well - Princess H is all finished apart from some attachments instead of pins so as a reward she is in the garden outside the studio enjoying the sunshine. She has the twin needle velvet, embellisher fabric, knitted belt and hairpin lace extras. I am amused by what people are doing with their embellishers. Some people seem to be making a mystery out of it. As far as I can see it is a very useful felting machine which can be used to create great textured fabric. Felt - yes - but also anything that takes your fancy. I haven't broken any needles yet - touch wood - but I used it to do all the seams on this garment and attach the bindings etc. When the surface becomes very thick then common sense prevails and you drive with caution. It is just a fabulous addition to what one already has. I will make her a bag but not for Sydney - maybe for the Perth show at the beginning of August.

Now I am back to more serious matters like making up the kits for the Sydney workshops before I pack the suitcases tomorrow. We have two helpers now for set up - Jessica doesn't know yet what she has volunteered for - a boring unrewarding day with a shambles left at the end!

And - just when everyone gave a sigh of relief that the rugby super 14 was over, the real games begin. We are off to the pub to watch the All Blacks play Ireland. All in the middle of all this soccer madness........

8 comments:

Rosalind said...

Love the colours and architectural qualities----------looks comfortable too !:o)

Jenny Walton said...

Ros has beaten me to it but I like the idea of using the Embellisher for seams etc.

Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

So pleased you have managed to finish the wonderful princess. The embellisher is good fun, and I too think its a wonderful addition . I just use it as I wish and do lots of "playing" . Have a great time in Sydney, glad to hear you have some extra help.

Maggie H.

downunderdale said...

thanks to you all - it has taken me a while - easy to make the 2 different metres of fabric and a few extras but ages to to actualy get them together - that's just laziness.

Dale

MargaretR said...

I love it Dale. I love the contrasts in textures and the way it drapes so naturally. It all just comes together somehow.
Here is another avenue that I would love to explore. I shall have to live until I'm 150 if I'm to do all these things.

Gill said...

Stunning, Dale. Worthy of any catwalk!

Sue said...

So why aren't you modelling the Princess, Dale? It is gorgeous but would look even lovelieer on you.

Deb H said...

Beautiful! It would go so well with your hair! I working on going red too. I have red underneath, & my hairdresser adds a little more each time. She said about September when the leaves change color here, she'll start pulling the red to the top! It's FUN!

What exactly is the embellisher? Have you posted any pictures of it?

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