Monday, February 15, 2010

Kanzashi - folded fabric flowers

Over at the Clothpaperstudio yahoo group there has been some interest in Kanzashi. Diane found a tutorial at this link.

The tutorial was so intriguing that I wanted to do more, and since there was some leftover Christmas $ in my account I ordered the book and have been making some flowers. Here are my first attempts. Yes, the flower in the lower right corner has an eyepin and jump ring so it can be worn as a pendant.

Monday, February 1, 2010

BAS (build a seam)

In the CQInovice group we are doing a new stitch about every week. Each person does her own take on the stitch. Here are mine for the #45 Rhodes stitch and #46 laced straight stitches.
#45 is on the bottom and #46 is above it.

Red study ready to go.

I've finished my part of the work on my red study block. It is ready to be mailed out on the 15th of Feb. for the next person to work on. That bottom left patch isn't as puckery in real life as it is in the picture. Those costume fabrics are kind of slippery to work with.