Sunday, May 23, 2010

A new book, and a new thread.

After reading a post by Sharon I decided to buy her book "Marvellous Motifs" and it arrived on Saturday. I discovered that the patterns were quite challenging, but that is good. My first effort was a rose, which was also a way of emptying shuttles. I then tried the first motif...but misread the pattern.
I will be trying again once I have emptied the shuttles. Watch this space!

This edging is from Mary Konior's Visual Patterns, and is called Asters. The thread is one dyed for me by Frances. It doesn't have a name, but I would call it "Woodland Path". I think I might try making a gecko in this thread, once I have finished the edging.

I am planning to use it to edge a little sachet like Tatskool did in this post...well I have to make a sachet, yet, so don't hold your breath!


Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Wow! You've accomplished a lot! I really like the rose motif.

Tatskool said...

The thread will make a gorgeous gecko.Like the edging a lot.