Saturday, June 10, 2006
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........