My friend Janet offered to lend me her Babylock Embellisher to have a play (can you believe that!!) so I signed on for Dale Rollerson's 6 week On-line Workshop beginning 12th August. (Janet doesn't yet have a Blog - but I'm working on her!) I picked up the machine a couple of days ago and this is my first piece, using red polyester velvet and wool and nylon tops/rovings (not sure of the jargon yet!) The reverse side looks interesting too - as do those holes I carefully embellished around (only kidding!!)
It is time again for a postcard for the Calendar Girl swap, and my partner this month is Doreen in Australia (who actually introduced me to Dale's Workshop) so I thought it apt to use a bit of my first piece in her postcard .....
The background is dressmaking pattern tissue pva'd to fabric then overlaid with cotton curtaining and painted to death! The leaves are fabric paper (a la Beryl Taylor) and the tulip shapes are the holes from the above embellished fabric. Click on the Calendar Girl Logo on the right of my Blog - you can then see all the beautiful cards the other ladies have made so far this year.
Can't wait for Dale's Workshop to begin - will keep you posted!