Saturday, March 31, 2007

Padfolio for Jan





Here are some photo's Jan kindly took for me as i forgot! Jan is my good friend and we were in a swap on FAI for a covered Journal, so I made a padfolio, ala Sue Bleiweiss' pattern that she has kindly shared. I used a painted nappy liner onto cotton and then a layer of black organza over the top. I free machined and then added some copper shim embossed with my ripple design from C+G.I also beaded a little. I plated a cord and attatched it and a button, and to the yarn ribbons I left long I added three strings of black beads from a necklace that Ellie broke.
I am nearly there with my hanging now and will be photographing it this week all finished. I am not having the same kind of luck with my sins behind the doors. I have failed to meet the deadline for my group Textile challenges and am mighty fed up about this. But I am determined to get it done over the holiday as Ellie is off and we can paint all day while Daddy is in work!!! Should have more to show you later this week.
I went to the Embroiderer's guild day today. I didn't think much of the first speaker, she was a fine artist not an embroiderer and while amusing I know I and others were waiting to see her embroidery, and there wasn't any! A lady caled Jean from Swansea Quilters gave the afternoon talk on her quilting journey and she was interesting and had a great selection of quilts o show, including stunning landscapes. The day was enjoyable, and the afternoon gave a lot of food for thought.

5 comments:

Sue B said...

Carol that is stunning! That copper shim is fab. Gorgeous!

StegArt said...

Beautiful...the copper pieces really make it.

SuZ said...

ohhhhhh Carol! this looks so great! very very nice..........

Jo Wholohan said...

Just amazing Carol, your textile work just stuns me :))

Dianne said...

Fantastic Carol - love the copper shim!!