Saturday, 28 March 2009

More Recent Swaps

I received these fabulous beads from Pam Jones in Port Talbot this month as part of the swap in Unlimited Textiles, the group I belong to. (Pam doesn't blog - we will have to work on her!!) She tells me she made them by wrapping silk around a knitting needle, followed by kunin felt and beaded wire, then blasted with a heat gun. Pam then threaded them with silk ribbon tassells and attached them to a ring. Thanks again Pam - I think they are gorgeous. I sent some tyvek and felt beads as my part of the swap to Chris Mathieson in New Zealand, but didn't take a picture, and again Chris doesn't blog, but she did like the beads!
The other part of the swap was the Quiltie (5" x 5") with the theme 'Gothic'. This is the one I made for Jan Holehouse in Cheshire. I stamped the background with a stamp in the shape of a church window that I made from a polystyrene meat dish, and added painted tyvek to depict stained glass. Free machine stitching and applied 'melted' netting finishes it off.

This Quiltie was made by Meg Lamey in Albaquerque, New Mexico for me, and depicts a rose window - only 5" square - isn't it gorgeous. I don't have Meg's blog address either - wish I did!


3 comments:

Carol said...

I know Pam really well from my cass of C+G she is jsut lovely and does ovely work. Please convince her to blog!
Hey love the new look on the blog, remember how hard it was to do the header back inthe day easy now ha!

dot said...

Looks like you've been busy creating lots of lovely things for others to enjoy. The Cal Girls PC is lovely, I find the Earth from The Air pictures amazing.

quiltchick said...

Love the gothic window Val. It's fabulous.