Sunday, 25 October 2009

Thursday, 22 October 2009

An easy snowflake

One or two of my ladies found the 'daisy picots' a bit difficult last month so instead of making the butterfly I gave them the option of doing this snowflake instead. It is quite easy and uses mock rings instead of normal ones in the second row.

When they had all gone home last night and I was tidying up I noticed that there weren't any of the patterns left on the table!

A butterfly using the 'daisy picot' technique

I promised I'd give them a pattern this month that used their newly acquired technique so here's a picture of the little butterfly we did.

Daisy picots

Last month I did 'daisy picots' with my groups and they made these little flowers.

I suggested that instead of throwing away the thread left their shuttles they could make these little flowers and either use them on cards or send them to Jane Eborall to go on the bookmarks she makes to be given away at the Ring of Tatters' stands at exhibitions.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

I'm into baubles this year and I did this one for the workshop in Bristol at the beginning of October. I'd taken red and purple baubles so that the ladies could choose. The pattern uses self closing mock rings and for the workshop it was worked without beads. I showed them the beaded version and gave them all the written instructions, with diagrams, for adding the beads so they could do that version at home.

Monday, 12 October 2009

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