Tuesday, 30 October 2012

 

This is a pot that i made from a cardboard tube that i had at home, i always new that one day i would find a use for it. To cover the tube i had to slit it down the side in order to flatten it out. The next stage was to cut a piece of material about 2cm bigger than the tube and then attach the tatting before stretching the material over the cardboard. I then turned a hem on a second piece of material which was cut to the same size as the first and sewn down all the way round so that both sides are covered. The pot shape is then created by hand sewing down the side.
 
 
 
The lid was made by cutting two circles of card covering both with material, putting them both together like a sandwich and hand sewing all the way round, the bottom is also made in the same way. The bottom was attached by blanket stitching.
I made the tatting decoration by tatting a long line of rings which was tied together to create the frilly petals.
I hope all this makes sense but if anyone wants to make one and needs any help i will be happy to help.
 
 
 
 

Monday, 22 October 2012


I have been learning myself tatting, this is a piece of tatting lace that I have made which will be used on my next project.

Friday, 19 October 2012

 
 







These are a selection of my embroidered cards, I have my full collection on flickr.

Thursday, 18 October 2012




the edging is made by tatting, the lid is also laventer scented.

keepsake box




This is a keepsake box that I made by covering a gift box, the design is a stumpwork flower with a covered button in the middle. The decoration around the button is made by tatting. I am only just learning tatting and these were the first items that I have made.
Welcome all crafters to my blog, I am interested in crafts especially embroidery, I have tried all different types of embroidery and love stumpwork. I try in my work to mix and match different styles which you can see in my cards and boxes.