Thanks for popping in. Woke up happy today. The sun is shining, the birds are all in the garde on the feeders for breakfast – and life is good. Paul is back from his holiday safe and sound, so I’ve got my buddy back too. Before he gets here, to help finalise the notes and prep for the shows, I thought I’d show you what I’ve been up to! No pottery this week – half term. But. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading through Linda’s new book, and getting to grips with the tools therein.
Usually, Linda would do all the prep, all the demos. But since she is poorly, I have had to do it. But that’s OK!! It’s been a real learning curve, figuring out how to use some of these multi-needle tools – and I have thoroughly enjoyed it!
It is baffling how easy this is once you’ve got the book. Honestly! If I wasn’t sure, I just referred to the relevant chapter – and there are all the answers. And once you get in the swing of it, things just start to fall into logical place.
We look at the magnificent parchment lacework, and we think it is something only advanced parchers can achieve, but – and I quote lovely Elizabeth again – the more I do, the better I get. And the better I get, the more I want to do!! By end of play yesterday, I didn’t want to stop! Here’s a very simple exercise, using one of the Picot V tools. Very modest, but oh! The possibilities!
Now take the same tool – and do this!
Not perfect, I know. But I’m happy with my efforts so far. I found that I improved and figured things out as I went along. By referring back to Linda’s book I worked out so much! It is so rewarding! Genuine enjoyment.
I am no expert, but Linda is. And it is her book I shall be showcasing on Sunday, not my parching skills!
Must go. Want to try the Semi Square! Who’d have thunk it…
Aha! Guess what? I just went to check out the Semi Square tool, to show you what it looks like,
…and look what Linda says!
Love & Hugs,