If nothing else ever comes from my journey through hand worked textiles, then the people I have met along the way will have made it all worth it. Especially these days. The internet really has made it a very small world!
A few months back I mentioned my new found interest in temari balls, and the similarity to the work involved in them to the original button making techniques. I love the way in which skills develop in different countries, and how they evolve, often quite independently. There are many different hand works skills that illustrate this.Read more: Textile Tuesday: Temari Balls and Yubinuki
Many of you will know that we have recently moved. Very recently in fact; I still haven't finished unpacking some things! But in actual fact it was the packing and sorting that led to a few interesting discoveries.
We'd been at the other house for a lifetime, and add that to two people with alot of hobbies and interests, and you end up with a lot of sorting out to do. I have found quite a few things that can be sold, much was thrown away, I discovered I had a little bit more of a fabric stash then I thought - and enough undyed silk thread to justify calling myself a hoarder.Read more: Throwback Thursday: The U.F.O. (UnFinished Object)
I am really lucky in that I know some fantastic costumiers. That means that every once in a while I am able to work on some really wonderful items of passementerie as accessories to a special project, be that buttons, tassels, or braids. My most recent have been girdle tassels.
Read more: Textile Tuesday: Fit for a Queen (or two)
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