I’m not one to shy away from a challenge. Once I left teaching, my husband and I came to the decision that we would become foster carers. We approached a fostering agency, having been recommended by friends of o…
I know how you feel, these challenges have made me want to try to do more pieces like this. Love the way you’ve finished it, I think I’ll have to try facings next time
Thank you Jane – and sorry for the late reply. I really like facings as a way to finish pieces, I’ve not done them often, but they are a great way to finish a piece that has a wavy edge.
What a fabulous blog! Not only do you show us your sketchbook, but the detail, the different processes you used are truly inspiring! Thank you!
Thank you Maggie! Sorry for the late reply. It is starting to dawn on me that maybe I may be some kind of artist after all!
As I haven’t quite got to the making stage of my next challenge piece, I thought I’d write about a recent acquisition.
I have a STABLE (Stash Accumulated Beyond Life Expectancy) that doesn’t appear to be decre…
What a beauty!
Oh the memories came flooding back! I learned to sew on one of these, so when I went to secondary school and was confronted by a hand wheel Singer, it was a real step down from hands free!
I remember Mum changing the leather belt. It lived in an alcove by the hearth, so it was always available if you just lifted off the cover. She would only ever use 40 thread, but ours was a Jones. You can get a fair old speed going and it is a most satisfying noise!
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