Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Skye Learns to Sew

I've been teaching 4 year old Skye, my next door neighbor, how to sew. We started with burlap, pearl cotton, and a plastic needle. Skye chose the colors and also added some beads. She said she wanted a purse so I added some strips of fabric and covered it with vinyl to protect the stitching. I know she will love it.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Learning Bobbin Lace

My latest interest is bobbin lace. Karen Hickman is a wonderfully patient teacher. It's taking me a while to learn this craft. I made my own pillow and added charms to the bobbins which are said to give weight to the bobbins so they hang properly. My goal is to be able to work with the new, thicker, yarns that are popular now and to design my own patterns so that I can incorporate the lace in my quilts.
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