Sunday, 11 December 2011

...bits...

Another bit of "retail therapy" at Harrogate...

...resulted in the purchase of one of these.




...a lucet for making cord.

I'm intending to use the cord for couching in the next body of work...(I'll be saying more about this over the coming weeks)

...and the process is so enjoyable to do :-)

(Once you've got started that is!!)

Here's a piece of punchneedle work that I managed to get done during the 4 days of the show...



...a bit of a miracle really, considering the number of times I stopped and started in between talking and showing how it's threaded or done.

Ne'er mind though. There are a lot of people who bought an "UltraPunch" tool...

...and should be happily punching away by now :-)

Back here, stitching has also been happening.

Small squares...



..with both stitching and lots of beads...





...that will be joined together to form a much larger finished piece.

12 comments:

Rachel said...

Yes, a lucet is lots of fun - are you going to try some of Ziggy's complex braids1

Chris Gray said...

..not at the minute!

...although I've got his instruction sheets...

One step at a time :-o

Penny said...

Love your punchneedle, of course. I recently did a show and spent the whole day explaining what punchneedle was - it was fun though, sharing this craft. The squares you are making are lovely -- especially with the beaded accents.

Jane said...

looking real good!!

deanna7trees said...

love the word...lucet and a beautiful wooden implement. i have a friend doing needle punch and she has made some beautiful things.

Lynette (NZ) said...

Beautiful piece- it just glows

Penny Berens said...

Gorgeous punch needle piece....love your colour sense. I know the embroidered squares will also make a delicious piece.

Chris Gray said...

Thanks for all the comments ladies!

The lucet is delicious...made of Yew wood....soft, smooth and begs to be stroked :-)))

The punched piece is another Australian inspired one...and will be put onto the front of a small bag over the next few days.

The small squares will need to multiply in number before they get made-up though!

Eva said...

How lovely these square prints are! Very reduced color. Makes them look antique. I love them.

Chris Gray said...

Thanks Eva! That block is a particular favourite of mine, and will be used quite a lot over the next few months.

The fabric is a batik....with lovely mottled colours...

threadmedley said...

Love all the little bits you're creating! Colors and materials are both delightful. Keep up the great ideas!

deemallon said...

the small squares as so, so lovely!