Friday, 6 July 2012

Teaching sample and some special buys.

I finished one of the samples for my class at The Festival of Quilts in August. I like to make several variations to inspire my students.

I have used different pieces of lace over a base cut from an old quilt, then stitched in the same colour Valdani thread throughout. The silk ribbon roses and leaves are in a pretty shade of pink.This time I've backed the heart and it is soft stuffed with some added lavender to give a soft fragrance.

                               She has a lovely face and a wistful expression don't you think.

Today has been a shopping day . First in Totnes market where I found these lovely crocheted doilies.

                            The darker ones are worked with such a fine thread ..exquisite.

                            Then on to Ashburton where I found this delightful cuff.

It is quite old and beautifully made, do you see the tiny buttons. It may have been attached to a sleeve at some time in it's life. I'm thinking that I could make a brides Wedding cuff with it... may be!!

We've had heavy showers today and I managed to get a soaking so I'm ready for a shower and a glass of wine and lots of tv tonight.

xox Angela.


Dorthe said...

Angela, enjoy your evening, and glass of wine, I have had mine :-)
Your heart is beautiful, dear, love the embroidery, and lovely laces.
And also love your great finds.
Hugs from Dorthe

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So pretty! Your students will be inspired for sure. I got a crocheted large doilie and a runner for 2.99 at Goodwill yesterday. It is beautiful. Amazing the deals you can get!

Mosaic Magpie said...

Oh the heart is so very pretty, it will surely be a great inspiration for your students.

nelly said...

Много сладко и красиво сърце! Толкова много детаили подбрани така внимателно... очарователно! Поздрави и хубав уикенд от мен.

Jillayne said...

I love your heart Angela - it is so beautiful, with the lovely lace and everything.
I also am in love with all your pretty laces, especially the cuff. Gorgeous!

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Angela
I love how your have used a bit of quilt in the first heart - looks stunning!
Love your laces too and that beautiful lace cuff - what a find was that!
Your scented lavender heart in previous post is just perfect to hand on the bed.
It has given me the idea of doing the same!
Hugs for a lovely Sunday,

Petra Prins said...

Dear Angela, I am looking forward to be seeing you in Birmingham!

Nancy in MT said...

Beautiful work Angela, such delicate details, sure to inspire your students. Beautiful pieces that you purchased.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

That heart is so very beautiful, Angela! Your students will certainly be inspired by all your lovely handiwork. And looks like you had a great day of shopping. I know you will continue to create wonderful things with it all. Hope your week is a good one. Tammy

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Dear Angela what a very beautiful heart your students will have a great time with you as teacher, your finds are all so wonderful.
Hugs Anni

Anonymous said...

I just left a comment on your Jane Austen home tour! that was a treat. I came to your blog via Karen's Where Bloggers Create Party....

if you get your studio or workspace posted...please do let me know and I'll happily come back over here to see it and leave a comment!

I love to crochet...and those fine and delicate beauties you've found are delicious...working with small threads and sharp hooks is one of my most favourite things to do!

ciao bella
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creative carmelina