Monday, 26 November 2007

The Snow Queen's Tower

I recently received the Quilting Arts Gift Book/Magazine, and got together with a couple of friends I hadn't seen for ages, and we each made one of Helen Cowans' Snowflake Towers. As you can see, I had an awful job trying to photogragph it, inside.......
and/or outside! Anyway the Tower measures 4" across the bottom and just over 12" high (haven't got a 'half' on my keyboard!) It was great fun to make, but took a lot longer than one day, of course, and it uses Bonding Powder (Super Mend) a tub of which I've had for yonkses and never known what to do with. Subsequently I've discovered a free Tutorial on Fibre in-Formation called Foiling Fabric with Bonding Powder - now there's a coincidence. The other coincidence is one of my friends, who came down from Yorkshire, is booked in for a Workshop with Helen Cowans, in the New Year, and she has an idea it is to make a vessel!
I have a few bits left over from the original 'background' we constructed, so will post again when I have made some cards etc. I don't suppose the pix. will be any better though, the light bounces so much off the light fabrics to get much detail.


NB Further to the above, Helen has dropped by to look over my Tower, so to speak. Thanks Helen - you've made my day!

16 comments:

Vicki W said...

What fun! Your vessel turned out lovely.

Carol said...

Hi val,
It looks great to me.
Carol

Ruth said...

Your vessel is beautiful - I love Helen's work. I wondered how long it would take when I saw it in QA Gifts - it looks like a lot of work!

Carol said...

Beautiful Val, it really is a Snow Queens tower, isn't it

Helen Cowans said...

Hi Val, Your Towers look fabulous!!! I love seeing other peoples towers :)
I'll post a link from my blog to yours so everyone can see them :) Where is your friend doing the course with me? Helen

Micki said...

Val your Snowflake Tower is fabulous. I want to make one, but first have to find the time.

Purple Missus said...

Really fabulous Val. I love it.
Did it take long to create? I would like to have a go. Its beautiful.

Susan D said...

Val your tower is beautiful. Have you tried photographing it against a black background.

Doreen G said...

Well done Val-I had noticed on Helen's blog that she gave you a mention.

Alis said...

Fantastic Val.
I keep looking at that article and wondering whether to have a go - you have inspired me.

Barbara said...

what a fantastic vessel! Love it!

Angelcat said...

Your tower is beautiful!

quiltchick said...

Wow Val, what a truely beautiful vessel. It has an ethereal quality to it.

marie-suzanne said...

I love your blog which I came to discover this morning ! A good way to start this day........ my English is not so good but still !!!!!!!!!
Till soon !

SuZ said...

wonderful vessal Val !!! I love the line of this shape...

Dianne said...

Love your tower Val!! It's beautiful. I've made one of Helen's towers too - I think it was in Stitch mag - but it's embellished like Spring - I love it, and loved making it!!