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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Gimp Search! on: July 19, 2007 05:32:35 PM
I have searched high and low for gimp. There are lots of trims that are labeled "gimp," but what I'm trying to find is just the plain wrapped cord those are made from. It's thinner than the silk cord you find everywhere, and not quite as shiny. It used to be very common, but nowadays it's not. (Maybe the term is still used across the pond?)

What I'd love to find is green, which I need for some millinery flower stems. So...If you happen to be trolling and see "gimp" that isn't twisted into fancy trim, I'd LOVE to find a source. [If by some miracle someone has it laying around, I'd swap about anything I have for some.] There may be some fancy Japanese equivalent, but I don't know what to call it.

Thus endeth the gimp lesson.  Wink
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / More Stiching Madness, er, Inspiration... on: July 09, 2007 09:59:42 PM
Finally wrestled my digital camera back from my husband,
who's been photographing his crafty woodwork!

Here's a real hodge podge, including upholstery fabrics, lace,
 applique, an Old Navy shirttail, and...can you find the spider?

Old silk ties, some ribbon, lace trim, etc. etc. etc...even a little
 picture of me in there if you look closely.

Some things just don't show well in a photo, but this little faerie's
wings are done in silver metallic thread. Her guard snail stands at the ready.

Maybe someday I'll sew these all together!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Eye Candy/Inspiration on: June 25, 2007 11:46:31 PM
This is technically a crazy quilt square, but I figure it's finished because I can't fit another molecule of embroidery on it. 'Hope it's good inspiration for someone. This is my first stab at posting a pic, so if it's microscopic, massive, or absent, I apologize! It's in my gallery someplace...I know that much.


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