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Re: Mabel's designs

by rcperryls » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:44 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: Beautiful!

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Re: Mabel's designs

by Squirrel » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:26 pm

Dear Lexi, so helpful keeping the 2 trees in place. An ear rub for doing such a good job too.

Love the latest version of the trees especially the 2nd one, its gorgeous.

The next leaf is interesting. Perhaps you could use a water soluable pen. I always use one put out by Clover and easily found on most stitching sites. :)
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:28 am

That's an idea, Sally - not sure what the effect of the water would be on crewel wool though :thinks: :thinks: I don't want to end up with a felted leaf :lol:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Serinde » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:37 am

What about marking just outside the leave design, top and bottom, with a water-erasable pen? You then have a kind of imaginary line you can work to without actually drawing it inside the shape? (Does that make sense?) Then a little dab of water would take care of the guide mark. Or use a Frixion pen or similar -- no water involved at all?
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Re: Mabel's designs

by daisymay » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:38 am

:applesauce: :applesauce: Such lovely designs Mabel, really like these. See you got the paws marks of approval from you cat, that really means something doesn't it? :lol: Glad there were not any marks left on this pretty designs.
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:12 pm

Serinde wrote:What about marking just outside the leave design, top and bottom, with a water-erasable pen? You then have a kind of imaginary line you can work to without actually drawing it inside the shape? (Does that make sense?)

It didn't at first :lol: but then I got my head round it and yes, that is an option. The only slight hitch with that is that the two lines I drew are curved, so that the part where the stitches "interlock" is very narrow at the top and bottom, and wider in the middle of the leaf.
On theother hand, it's meant to be a fairly rustic-looking design, so perhaps eye-balling it will be the wayto go :-)
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Carole » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:06 pm

Those trees are stunning and I love the gold leaf :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by wendywombat » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:52 pm

Still catching up after being away!

I love those trees...especially as so well demonstrated by Lexi.

The leaf is yet another triumph! :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:59 pm

Sneak previews of my goldwork workshop design in progress:

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Re: Mabel's designs

by rcperryls » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:03 pm

Since the part that is showing looks very pretty and interesting, I'm guessing that the rest meet the Mabel Figworthy standard of extreme excellence and is beautiful.

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Re: Mabel's designs

by Squirrel » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:39 am

Oohhhhh that design does look interesting plus all the little containers of 'goodies'. Well Done MAbel
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Re: Mabel's designs

by poppy » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:24 am

Can I see a butterfly? :D I am intrigued... Beautiful!
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:43 am

poppy wrote:Can I see a butterfly?

No, but there is definitely a winged creature there!
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Re: Mabel's designs

by wendywombat » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:28 am

Intriguing little snippets there, Mabel :thinks: You are tempting us again methinks :lol:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by daisymay » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:50 am

Look forward to seeing how you use these & the items you make , look very interesting :)
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:01 am

And here is the whole thing. This is very much a "first draft" (well, "first stitch"), I may change some things in the positioning of petals, and the materials. I intend to teach 2 or 3 workshops on this probably in May/June/July as usual, for our church's building fund (extra necessary now that we have planning permission!)

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Re: Mabel's designs

by wendywombat » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:50 pm

Elegant simplicity!!...Just what we have come to expect from 'Our Mabel'

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Re: Mabel's designs

by mags » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:25 pm

Oh gorgeous :D
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Re: Mabel's designs

by rcperryls » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:32 pm

These are beautiful and more than meet that Mabel Figworthy standard of extreme excellence!!!!

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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:40 pm

Thank you :-).

Now I've been thinking about what to charge for this workshop and I feel it'll have to be a bit more than the usual ones, what with the materials being rather more costly. I donate my time and the materials anyway, so all the money goes to the cause, but even so - would it be extravagant to charge £15? it's two hours' tuition, all the materials, and tea/coffee.
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