Mind you, I shouldn’t complain as Libby, who has just turned 10, has started to show an interest in anything textile related - unlike the three daughters, one of which wouldn’t know what an embellisher was if it came and bit her on the bum!
Not that it really bothers me but I do often wonder what will happen to all my 'stuff' when I'm gone. I hate to think that all those beads, threads and bits of fabric that I have had for years, never used but lovingly handled now and again, would end up in a skip! Then there are the boxes and boxes of samples and finished pieces. And as for all the books - at least they know how I feel about them as they still fall about laughing at my long-ago statement that 'I have a great respect for books'. Never did realise what was so funny about that considering I am not the only one who will never buy a book or magazine from the top of the pile and can only at a push use the library for reference books - wouldn't dream of picking up a novel from there.
DH buys a lot of his novels from the charity book shop in the town where I insist he takes them back as soon as he's finished!
Anyway, last time Libby came over for the day she decided to have a play with the embellisher first before having a practise with some fancy stitching on the sewing machine.
This is the end result of her embellishing – not bad for a first attempt and she was very pleased with it which is the main thing.
She also has a couple of folded pocket books on the go – tissue paper bonded, coloured and left to dry which she will finish off next time.
Meanwhile I have been busy working more samples for the ‘Scrim, Screens and Scrappy Bits’ workshop at Textiles in Focus in February. Possibly looking very familiar but it is something quite different. :)
Simple technique, lots of texture, hand stitching optional - ideal. :)