Another evening course with Ruby Taylor and another basket
Definitely not one for the hayfever sufferers. I was covered in tufts and grass-seeds, and had quite sore hands afterwards. But I am deeply chuffed with my little basket. It's surprisingly sturdy and rigid.
Ruby had already started us off with the base, so we just coiled and stitched. I feel the need to harvest grass stalks, and a hammock in the sun to dry them in...
Here is another little thing I made in between invigilating exams. It's sitting on the edge of the basket (a) because it can (b) to give an idea of scale
What I really want, to finish it off, is one of those little pins with the butterfly back - the sort of thing you get on a lapel badge. Anyone know where to get them, and what they're called?
Finally, I've been preparing some foiling samples for our next Embroiderers Guild meeting, following ideas in a book. The book told me to get the soldering iron out to cut shapes out of pelmet vilene.