12 November 2021

Two more leaves

Yes they're all slightly different.  Both in sizes and thread colours.  Such fun making them.

11 November 2021

I said I would!

Here we go on another adventure with leaves.  

As I've said in this post - these are based on Ruth Scharf's leaves.

I'm thinking I'll make a necklace of tumbling leaves but please don't ask me how I'll put it all together as I really don't know the answer!!!  It's a 'make it up as you go along' project!!  I love those.

I've added a split ring (metal sort) to the top of each leaf and will probably add beads down the centre split rings but I'm not sure yet.  I need to make a few more before I decide.  I've used HWT sewing threads - either two or three wound onto one shuttle.  There are tiny gold beads on each turn of the chain too.  I think I'm going to enjoy making these.

10 November 2021

The waistcoat is progressing

I forgot to take photos of the other side of the front but it would've looked just like this one if I had!!!
I've sewn up the shoulder seams and am embarking on the armhole edgings.  

This involves counting and evening out the stitches picked up which is taxing poor old BC3!!!  I'm wondering how he'll get on with the front edgings if this is causing him problems!!!

9 November 2021

The leaves have gone

I mailed the leaves for Nita's new skirt over to Tasmania last week but then found I was suffering withdrawal symptoms!! 

How about a necklace of tumbling leaves?  How does that sound?  

I think I'll use some of my sewing threads and wind some HWT (hand wound thread) and make my own colours.  I always find I get such subtle blends by doing that.  More to follow on this idea but meanwhile here are the Tasmanian leaves.

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