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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: I look like a parade float on: May 31, 2011 07:25:45 AM
You do not look like a parade float! But if you feel uncomfortable in it, I am sure you can adapt it a little so its more figure hugging. I love the fabric and neckline.
2  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 62 ENTRIES / Re: Patchwork Planet (4 biggish pics, lots of thumbnaily ones) on: May 08, 2011 07:12:00 AM
Goddess-like and amazing. I truly love this project. You must have been totally dedicated to doing it, I can't imagine managing to make something so complex. Well done!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: til death or dismemberment... on: March 30, 2011 07:57:52 AM
Awesome and incredibly creepy. Well done!
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Labyrinth on: March 27, 2011 01:59:09 AM
Thankyou thankyou! I shall have to post my other embroidered labyrinth, I did one ages ago which wasnt quite as long a job as this one but is still pretty. I shall do that this afternoon.
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Labyrinth on: March 26, 2011 12:37:57 PM
Thankyou for lovely comments, they made me very smiley. I shall endeavour to post more work in future.
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Labyrinth - UPDATED with a 2nd labyrinth embroidery on: March 26, 2011 10:09:58 AM

This is actually my first post on craftster. Quite exciting since I have been lurking for years. Recently I have been making the above labyrinth. Im a bit obsessed with ancient art and pagan imagery, and am trying to include this in my artwork now. I embroider by hand and this took quite a few hours sitting in front of Jonathan Creek on DVD to get done. It was drawn onto the fabric (an old bit of cord cushion cover about an 8 inch square) with chalk and then I couched a piece of string into the shape (first piccy). Then the really time consuming bit, I then continued to couch the whole piece in green embroidery floss until the shape was covered(second piccy). Im not sure the piece is totally finished but for now, this is it. Im kinda proud of it.

Thanks for looking,


Instead of starting a new thread for the other Labyrinth embroidery that I did in 2010 I thought I would just add it to this one. Its quite small at 5 inches across and is done in split stitch and back stitch. Its appliqued onto another piece of fabric, which is very pretty, but I need to redo it, the applique that is. Its a bit.... well, it needs re-doing. Its says ' I walk my own path' because at the time I made it I was going through a tough time and was envious of other peoples lives going smoother. I went to a beautiful house in the country in Suffolk (where I live) and they had a turf labyrinth that people could walk. I walked it and the way it made you walk in and out, seemingly further away from your goal and then getting closer, was very meditative and spoke to me about the way life works. So I made this to remind me.
Here it is:

7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Brooches and More Brooches! on: February 03, 2010 03:05:12 PM
These are really pretty, I particularly like the red flowers. Are they quite small brooches?
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: NSFW pillowcase cover--first time poster! on: September 02, 2008 03:33:39 AM
Im totally in love with this piece. Its frickin gorgeous! What book was it that you got the original image?

9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: German pillowcase into fun spring purse! on: February 23, 2007 11:30:16 PM
I love the shape of this bag. Its lush.
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: recycled paper on: October 28, 2006 09:27:42 AM
Yay for recycled paper. Mine always turns out to be a bit card-boardy. Yours looks lovely.
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