I lost the ability to post for a while, so I am playing catchup, posts wise.
I sewed more charms onto bracelets, which means the whole batch of 50 is done:
After an Embroiderers’ Guild meeting, I came home and cooked lovely dinner, of steamed veggies and new potatoes with green goddess sauce from this Guardian recipe, then I made two more braids for my friend:
A long, lovely day out at the West Midlands Regional Day.
I did a bit of shopping, picking up this yummy sari silk and silk carrier rods:
I also did a quick bit of image manipulation, making these pictures for mine and my husband’s dad’s, for Fathers Day:
On this day I did a braid for Lolly’s wedding, no picture, and some image manipulation. I tried using the same image as source and mask:
This one including a shape mask:
We had a great session at our Embroiderers’ Guild branch meeting tonight, learning all about buttons, with facts including:
– that all Whitby Jet came from monkey puzzle trees
– mother of pearl shells were carved into cutlery handles in Sheffield, with the leftovers being sent to Birmingham to make buttons, and the leftovers from that process being put into the foundations of buildings in the city, including the Town Hall.
Some simple braiding today, making friendship bracelets for a friend’s wedding. I picked some nice (to me) colour sets:
She bought the Celtic knot charms, to go with the theme of the wedding.
Today, I plaited some friendship bracelets for my friend who is getting married in July, to help with her wedding favours:
The plaiting is much quicker than Kumihimo!
I also did a bit more hand stitching: