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Re: Mabel's designs

by mags » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:42 pm

It is goldwork so I would think people would expect to pay a little more. Sounds reasonable to me. :D
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Re: Mabel's designs

by karen4bells » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:17 pm

mags wrote:It is goldwork so I would think people would expect to pay a little more. Sounds reasonable to me. :D

I definitely agree!!! Wow!!! It's soooooooooooo pretty!! :wub:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by poppy » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:20 pm

I LOVE your latest design. :whoop:
It is so generous of you to give your time and materials. £15 sounds good value to me. If I think that going for a meal out or to the cinema cost as much or more and it is just one experience. With the workshop, not only you get to keep your piece of art but you have the knowledge for ever.
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Squirrel » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:59 am

WOW and WOW Mabel has done it again. Another simple yet oh so elegant and different. I agree that due to it being `gold work' charging a bit more is definitely needed. :)
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Serinde » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:45 am

I don't think £15 is excessive, and the folk likely to be interested know full well that the materials cost more.
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Re: Mabel's designs

by wendywombat » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:34 pm

poppy wrote:I LOVE your latest design. :whoop:
It is so generous of you to give your time and materials. £15 sounds good value to me. If I think that going for a meal out or to the cinema cost as much or more and it is just one experience. With the workshop, not only you get to keep your piece of art but you have the knowledge for ever.



I would pay that!! I agree with everyone's comments!
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Re: Mabel's designs

by rcperryls » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:50 pm

wendywombat wrote:
poppy wrote:I LOVE your latest design. :whoop:
It is so generous of you to give your time and materials. £15 sounds good value to me. If I think that going for a meal out or to the cinema cost as much or more and it is just one experience. With the workshop, not only you get to keep your piece of art but you have the knowledge for ever.



I would pay that!! I agree with everyone's comments!
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:57 pm

Thanks all - here is what it looks like mounted in a card (the aperture is 63mm square). Am in contact with Sarah Homfray about supplies!

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Re: Mabel's designs

by BizzieLizzie » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:35 am

Gorgeous! :wub: :wub: :wub: Especially the bee - he almost looks like a brooch. :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:50 am

BizzieLizzie wrote:the bee - he almost looks like a brooch.

Now there's an idea! I wonder how you could make that work....
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Squirrel » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:28 pm

Wait for it ----- a new idea for a design has got hold of Mabel. Well done Bizzie LIzzy.
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Re: Mabel's designs

by richardandtracy » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:04 am

One way might be to encapsulate it in a resin. There are a number of thick resins that are designed to go on top of printed name badges. I have seen them, but not very recently. Wonder if it was in the last 'Hobbycraft' catalogue my wife got? Cannot remember.

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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:35 am

Or work it on a thick calico background and then cut it out (carefully hemming the fabric, of course) and attach a brooch pin to the back, a bit like stumpwork (which I'd promised myself I'd never do again :-) ) In that case the wings could be free-standing, just attached at the base.
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Serinde » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:04 am

The wings would probably come to an unhappy end if they were free... Is it possible to use a nice fabric on top of the usual stitching fabric (for background, I guess), then mount it on something solid (bit of wood -- trying to avoid plastic...) then use a brooch pin.

(I must confess I thought the bee would make a lovely pin, too.)
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Re: Mabel's designs

by daisymay » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:06 am

:wub: :wub: A gorgeous design Mabel & I agree about the bee brooch. How lovely other members have added their ideas on that subject. You certainly get good feedback, members always seem to be ready to help each other, putting forward ideas & advice. It is wonderful to have that kind of camaraderie & friendship via the Internet especially as it reaches all parts of the world. So lovely to have a global family :wub:

Serinde has added to this since I was typing & it would make a good pin too. Another string to your bow Mabel :)
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:10 am

it may have to wait until I've got the instructions, diagrams and materials for two new workshops sorted... :-)
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Re: Mabel's designs

by thegirlwithabow » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:11 am

Oh I love the blue flower, it would be perfect as a hairclip!
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:24 pm

Following doubts about the best material for my bee I tried three of them, and then found they make quite a nice project in themselves :-)

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Re: Mabel's designs

by karen4bells » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:06 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: Totally beautiful work!! I so love looking at your latest creations!!! :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by poppy » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:27 pm

Lovely, sparkly trio! :D All very different in their own ways. :applesauce:
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