Sunday, January 15, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Stuff in the Mail

This week has been an ever-so international week for me, mail-wise. Earlier in the week I received some needle lace books from Italy:
"Bordi" featured 8 gorgeous border needle lace projects. They look very very Renaissance-y.

Punchetto is a deliciously colorful type of needle lace done in Italy. A few years ago I saw a short video on Youtube of a woman creating a piece of punchetto with just thread and a needle. I was so enthralled by it I had to track down some books on it. This book is a little advanced for me, but the beginner's book was out of stock, so I'll have to wait for that one.

Ricami d'Assisi featured delightful renaissance creatures in a type of cross stitch.
It is so exciting for me to see these wonderful examples of embroidery and needle lace. I have a new passion!

And today, our esteemed postlady had me sign for a copy of Perlen Poesie, which is a German beading magazine published in Hamburg. Their November issue featured an article on micro-macrame and included photos of some of my pieces and Joan Babcock's too.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Dragonfly Protoype

I've been creating dragonfly protoypes for an upcoming tutorial for a beading magazine...after a point I realized I had been over-designing the poor critter and backed off to a much simpler design...