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Beautiful fabric work
Thu 8-Mar-12
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brightspark
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I would like to share this with all you lovers of needlework and fabrics etc.

Just beautiful. ok  magic

 

(See also her "Treasure Purses" - if you scroll to the bottom of the page)

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Thu 8-Mar-12
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Lovely work, some of it is a little too fussy for me but much of it is beautiful

Thu 8-Mar-12
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they are beautiful, but they look so fragile

Thu 8-Mar-12
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Beautiful but not much use for my lifestyle! Must take a lot of work to produce.

Trying to enjoy life as it is

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Thu 8-Mar-12
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Crikey, I'd never look good with one of those, I just don't have the right kind of clothes.

I'll try that again!

Thu 8-Mar-12
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Goodness, so detailed, but so much work......I don't know how anyone has the patience to do that.  Beautiful stuff.

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Thu 8-Mar-12
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wave Sorry Val I know lots of work has gone into these pieces and some of the detail is beautiful, but on the whole I find them much too fussy and at times garish.    sorry

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Thu 8-Mar-12
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I love them! The work and the beauty.

Have to admit, I wasn't thinking of what I would use them for, I was just amazed at the work, the patience, the eye for detail, and of course the beautiful fabrics.

Currently I'm making a fabric art journal. See here for similar.

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Fri 9-Mar-12
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Val, I like the fabric journal idea a lot more than the previous work. It looks so spontaneous rather than over considered ( I admire the workmanship though).

I have masses of little bits of material from my patch-working days & a whole huge Sylko cabinet full of bits of jewelry findings, sequins, beads,silk thread, braids & motifs, feathers etc,etc,..... so I really should have a go at something.

I hope you show us your journal once it is finished. I would love to see it. wave

 

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Fri 9-Mar-12
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Hattie, I will try - however, I used to upload my pics on to Posterous, but they have changed their format, and for the life of me I can't see how to do it now. I suppose if I concentrate, I will discover how, but I get irritated at not being able to 'just get on with it'!!

Hattie - do you prefer Hattie or Nadine - never quite sure ...........   ?

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Sat 10-Mar-12
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wave Hi Val,

I don't mind either name. Hattie was the name of a strange hen I had when I first joined a poultry forum in the USA & I have kept the name ever since. Now I feel as if I have grown into the name.

I'm a Gemini so having two identities seems entirely natural.......big_laugh  laugh

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

Sat 10-Mar-12
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Hattie said:

 

I'm a Gemini so having two identities seems entirely natural.......big_laugh  laugh

Just like my daughter, who had two names, one for when she was good and another for when she wasn't.

I'll try that again!

Sat 10-Mar-12
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Ha ha - a friend asked this morning if we had any of the polystyrene packing 'nuggets' - don't know what they are called, so that's my name for them!!

We got chatting - as you do - and I've come away with some fab snippets of materials, including lace. 

Fair made my day, it did!!  ok

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Sat 10-Mar-12
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Lucky aren't you?  I thought the things were called beads, but what do I know?

I'll try that again!

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we call it poly pasta - as it comes in all shapes and sizes

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