Saturday, September 25, 2010

Threefold Designs on Facebook

I've succumbed to peer pressure, and have created a Facebook group for Threefold ... if you're on FB, please join!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=150798364953821

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

All The Cool Kids Are Stitching!

Anita had the fantastic idea of asking friends to 'model' my needlepoint kits ... the bookmark kits are small and cheap, so I think they will do well - but it's always a good idea to have a gimmick to create more interest :P Of course Anita and Brett had to be my first models:
I've asked a few people if they'd be interested in me sending them a kit, and have already got 4 responses - how exciting! Now I just have to make up the kits ... in between doing all my TAFE homework, of course. Hrrmm, I really wish I could afford to work part time :P

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hot Hot Hot!

I've just created my very first Etsy Treasury list! Have a peek - there are some very talented people on there!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c8ea5dde9916d917d5c4b22/hot-hot-hot

Monday, September 6, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dead After Dyeing ...

Very melodramatic post title! Well, after many late nights (and nearly falling asleep at my computer at work during the day), I finally posted my dyeing assignment last week. I'm still frantically working on my next tapestry assignment (texture samples), so haven't had time to update. Last night I finally grabbed some images from my phone, so here they are!

This is my completed last tapestry assignment - I still haven't got the hang of keeping the edges straight ... but I'm still pretty pleased with the finished product! This was based on a google map of the area in which I live - the glittery blue thing in the middle is the Happy Valley Reservoir :P


Here's a pile of dyed wool, ready to be mounted on cards! They looked so pretty, I had to take a pic - they're shades of the primary colours, as well as blue-green :)


And some of the secondary and tertiary colours, which turned out better than I expected!

I still don't think dyeing is my forte ... I had to dye a few of the samples twice, because the colour was patchy. But it was still more fun than I expected.

Now I'm working on the 9 small texture samples ... three of them have to be 'treated' in some way - my first is currently being toddler-treated! Lily, my best friend's little girl (3 1/2 years old) is helping me out by carrying one around for a week - I promised she could have it back after TAFE had marked it :P