Some images from the Customising Cloth course, (at the Royal School of Needlework, 1st/ 2nd Oct 2011). We had a great time playing with lots of different things. Thanks to students B and K whose work appears in the pictures.
Caroline’s been experimenting with making carrickmacross style lace by machine – if you like free machine embroidery, have a go at making your own royal wedding dress inspired lace:
As we both worked on this project as part of the RSN team which made the lace, we’re excited that everyone gets another chance to see it. It’s on display at Buckingham Palace from 23rd July to 3rd October. http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/default.asp?action=article&ID=952
Both Caroline and Sarah, who form Twin Needle, were delighted to be involved with the Royal School of Needlework team who stitched the lace on Kate Middleton’s (now the Duchess of Cambridge) wedding dress, designed by Sarah Burton. And now it is to go on public view at Buckingham Palace this summer. It was a great project to be involved with, and we’re pleased that everyone will have an opportunity to admire the craftsmanship more closely.
I stencilled this design in dark blue fabric paint onto linen fabric.
1. Draw out your design onto card, and cut out with a craft knife. Remember to leave joining bars between areas of the design – this gives stencils their strength and characteristic look. Continue reading
This crochet cardigan was turned into a waistcoat by removing the sleeves, and then brightened up with a fabric flower. Continue reading
Take two old t-shirts, with worn areas and combine them to make one new shirt, dressed up with removable collar and cuffs in contrasting material. I used a raglan-sleeved pattern (I took one from another long sleeved top I like) and cut the pieces out of the shirts. I used the v-necked maroon shirt to cut the body out of, and the purple shirt which was round-necked for the sleeves. Continue reading
Chinese Proverb: ‘It is not economical to go to bed early to save candles if the result is twins’
Unless….they go on to develop the longer lasting candle!