It's been quite a busy couple of weeks actually as I've been trying to get all my pieces ready for our local Guild exhibition on Saturday 14th September (11am - 4.30pm in the Parish Hall at Kirkheaton if you're close enough to come along). I can guarantee that you'll be blown away by the handiwork of some of our members!
I've also attended two workshops ...
the first was held at World of Wool with a wonderful felting artist called Chrissie Day who lives in North Yorkshire. We made a handbag from nuno felt, which, for those of you who have never heard of it before, is made by felting woollen fibres into a pieces of openweave fabric, such as a polyester or silken scarf, which is what I used.
The other workshop was run by a member of our Embroiderers Guild branch and we made a box. I know ... I've made lots of boxes before but I'm a firm believer that a girl can never have too many boxes and I thought maybe Janet (who makes the most beautiful embroidered boxes) might have some new tricks and tips to teach me - and I wasn't disappointed.
It's a while since I showed you any of my lace, and this is the reason ...
As a little light relief since completing the Venetian carnival mask, I've been making butterflies.
And finally I've made a suitable background for the lace seahorse which I stitched for last year's needlelace challenge.
Last but not least I thought I'd share with you a photograph of the corner where I create much of my embroidery.