...and some more...
Of course, paper is hard to photograph nicely but it really is luscious! She made more than two dozen papers that will be brilliant in her future work.
She's also continuing to make Dorset buttons. Here are some in progress:
She also brought along a beautiful knitted lace scarf, which she'd bought from the EWES (Epping Weavers Embroiderers and Spinners) sale at Dence Park. It was made by Brenda Hall.
At our meeting, Carol was making more cards from paper serviettes.
But most of the time, she spent sewing Scout badges onto this amazing blanket coat.
Nola finished her Lost Treasures challenge book cover.
here? The orange background in a serviette, whicih has been stitched down using the lines of the stamped elements on the fabric section on top of it. The gold flowers of the serviette have been extended onto the fabric, to tie the two together. The ribbon fastening can be unties through the D-riungs, but fussy fastenings make a journal difficult to use so there is also a hidden snap fastening under the turn back near the D-rings. The island and title were drawn freehand and painted withg Setacolor paints. The copper gold edging was painted by painting over the edge of torn paper. The gold side and bottom edges are cotton dressmaking tape, also painted with Setacolor paint.
Nola has also been working on her Past Life challenge. She hauled out her sample folders, full of "paint rags" and other treasures.
Helen brought along a front of the jacket she is embroidering. It's on black wool and looks absolutely stunning.
Helen was particularly busy in June. She also made these vessels:
here and here? Here's another view of it:
So, as you can see, we have been busy! This is just a skip through the past two months. If you'd like more details about how we made these things, just ask!