Sunday, July 12, 2009

This really is my last post. :)

First few photos are close ups of a couple of different techniques which appear in the book – so I won’t explain them because hopefully you will all have bought the book by now. *LOL*





This piece just didn’t make it into the book. I may use it for the ALQS3 if no-one minds getting a ‘reject’. Once again, techniques in the book.

And speaking of ALQS3 this is another half started one which may be a contender. Long way to go yet but I quite like how its looking so far - just need some texture on there. Seem to be a bit obsessed with grids lately.

Something else which has yet to be finished is this:

May not seem like it but this Encrusted Blade stands over 3 feet high. Still quite a way to go on this one too. Where the points bend over I intend to hang mini blades on the ends – reminds me of Fuchsias (a bit).
Technique for base fabric of Encrusted Blade is also in the book and shows other uses too.
Close ups:


Also working on another one where three of them nestle inside each other, each one taller than the one before. Beginning to look like some exotic flower. :)

May put photos up next weekend all depending on how it shapes up.

Well, that's my weekend almost over and done with. How come weekdays at work don’t fly past like this?

Footnote: Reading back through this post I notice I have mentioned the book 5 times (well, 6 now) – not intentionally, promise. *LOL*

17 comments:

Heather said...

Why not mention it - I would if I'd had a hand in it - it's a great book and I told Carol earlier today that I took it to bed with me to try to decide what to work on first. Your samples on this post are amazing - wonderful textures. I love doing that bit but get scared when it comes to adding colour. That's when I can muck things up. I must persevere and get braver. Looking forward to seeing how all your pieces turn out. I love the 'tile' grid which makes me think of medieval tiles, which I also love.

Lynne said...

The book is very inspirational - I've already started playing around with ideas from it and I'm only half way through!

Sandy said...

Nothing wrong with mentioning the book-it's called marketing. Besides you should be proud of it. These are great experiments.

Gina said...

Bought the book yesterday... so far only a quick quick through but it looks fabulous. Can't wait til I go away next week and have a chance to read it properly.

Fran├žoise said...

Lovely!
I don't have The book yet, but it's on my list...
;-)

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I have your book which looks lovely, as my school holiday has now started I hope to start reading it properly and doing some playing.

Doreen G said...

I love the texture of the blades panels Lynda it should be awesome when finished.
Can I come over and play at your place next weekend please.

Raggy said...

Just found your blog, love your work.
Sandie at Rag Rescue.

Scrappy Cat said...

LOVE the pieces shown here! I've got the book - must have page numbers! (especially for the first 3 samples)

Joanna van said...

Lynda...such great things you are working on! I just ordered your new book and can't wait to see. Congratulations on this great accomplishment!

Joanna

JaneO said...

That's ok its a good book and you're allowed to keep mentioning it. I am still at the 'flicking through looking at all the pictures over a cuppa' stage - do intend to read it properly soon.

TracyB said...

LOVE all of this, the textures are just fabulous!! (Would love to be able to run my fingers over them.)

Corryna Janssen said...

The rusting powder seems like fun material. I always love what you do and make. So I just ordered your book. I just read that it will provide more info about the secret of your success LOL. PayPal worked :-). I am looking forwards to the book.

Jackie said...

Last post? Why?
I love this post and you can mention the book as much as you like. Its your baby and you must be very proud.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Fabulous techniques and work in progress, look forward to seeing these pieces progress. Thanks so much for sharing your techniques.

Have a great weekend
Best wishes, Carolyn

neki desu said...

Last Post? like last supper?
where are the apostles? hope judas is on holidays LOL!!

neki desu

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