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Monday, November 23, 2009

All in a Day's Work




Well after an evening of felting then a day or claying I'm worn out and still two days to  go until the show. This is a detail of the back of the collar I made, this is the centre back that you'd see if you were standing behind the wearer.


Here is the set laid out on my work table where I left it overnight to dry after tugging it into shape. It's going to be a shawl collar and the little bits are for side seam decoration for small pleats/gathers in the side by the waist. I've got it pinned just now but haven't had a chance to sew them on. Look good though.  Rather a folk art look which I really like, I just see how it's all going to turn out, with a little control.... I'm still really new at this but love doing it. I learn as I go that I've put some yarn in that won't completely felt so I have to put a little roving over it to hold it to the main body of the work.





As I took the polymer clay work I did today out of the oven and picked up the cooled Sweater Sticks I thought they made a lovely bouquet!  I do love making these and wearing them too. I've made three jackets with sweater sticks instead of buttons.
Here's a pic of the day's work, the sweater sticks on their show cards plus some buttons and my little decorations for the Clay Amies swap... not done that before and they're not great but it's a start.







My  Clay Amies swap effort

Well, I've started a new sweater in red and navy stripe. New colours for me as I usually don't like blue unless it's Periwinkle!  Buttons made, finish it tomorrow... then there's brochures, packing,  etc, etc...
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