Monday, October 25, 2010

Time Traveling

Let's go back in time to the weekend of October 16 - 17. Cindy Valentine came to our EGA for a weekend workshop. This project is the result of combining blackwork and hardanger. The linen is a 28ct Norwich that has the lines woven into the fabric creating squares that are 30 threads by 30 threads. 

The top is mounted on a Sudberry House basket.

Inside has a booklet with a place for needles, a place for a needlethreader, and a place for scissors. There's also a biscornu pincushion that I apparently didn't take a photo of...

The first day of class was about learning to follow the blackwork patterns. And the construction of the biscornu. The second day was mostly about mastering the hardanger. 

My version is blue on white, not the red on natural you see here.

Cindy was a delight as a teacher. She also brought a mini-trunk show with her and I bought Celebration in the Fiesta color scheme. I'm sorry this photo doesn't show the hot fuschia silk on the inside of the needleholder. Wow! 

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