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Dorothy Rowe

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Silly stuff


This week's task in my City and Guilds class was to make 'danglies' - trimmings to add to a larger piece of embroidery. Although I didn't feel very motivated in class, since then I have made quite a few. This is partly because they are the sort of thing you can make when you don't feel too brilliant - they are small and quick and if they don't work you can bin them without feeling you have wasted lots of time.


That is just a rationalisation. The real reason is that I love making silly little things like this. When we did tassels in Part 1 of C&G I made -er - well, I just counted them, and there are getting on for 50. The little ones on the twigs in a vase and the 29 in my portfolio. Makes the 19 danglies I've made [so far] look a bit thin...
I'm sorry the picture is a bit blurry - being 3D. they don't scan very well. I've made a few more since then...
Tomorrow I will have to buckle down and get on with my metre long piece - the one I was sewing leaves into plastic pockets for. I need to make 50 or so 'beads' from embroidered Kunin felt, rolled and zapped with a heat gun. The prospect is rather boring which is why I would rather make danglies.
Then I will put the leaves and the beads on pieces of raffia hung from a piece of driftwood. Then I need to work out how to hang up the driftwood ...

5 comments:

MargaretR said...

I love your 'danglies' Celia.
I see you haven't been blogging long, so welcome to blogland!

jenclair said...

Love the dangles! They are lively and fun. Would love to see more of your C & G stuff.

Wendy said...

I must say I envy you doing this course. It looks the best fun!

lilian s√łgaard wogensen said...

your danglies and other stuff looks good.
and whar a lovely little g.daughter...
see you in joggles class ??
lilian
denmark
http://cafeolivia.blogspot.com/

Carol said...

Now I've found the reference to you sewing the leaves into the plastic sleeves. I remembered that but thought it was someone else doing it. I've enjoyed reading back and finding bits I've missed.