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Elizabethan Embroidered Jacket

While looking through Patterns of Fashion 3 by Janet Arnold, I saw that there were three Elizabethan Embroidered Jackets.  I thought they were beautiful and looked like a wonderful challenge for me to digitize for my embroidery machine.  I have been working on the digitizing for about 2 months now, and I am happy with…

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Sprang Loom

Sprang has been on my mind lately.  I have just taught two classes and have a third coming up soon. I decided that I need a larger loom. My new Sprang Loom is made from 10 feet of flexible pvc,  3 feet of rigid pvc, T joints and hose clamps.  The warped area is 21…

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My new Goat Story coffee mugs arrived today!

One of my friends had one of these awesome #goatstory mugs and I fell in love! I had to hold out for a bit to get the Grande size, and they came today! http://www.goat-story.com/

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Spinzilla 2015

Last week was Spinzilla 2015. From www.spinzilla.org: Spinzilla is a global event where teams and individuals compete in a friendly challenge to see who can spin the most yarn in a week.  Spinner registration fees are donated to the Needle Arts Mentoring Program. I spun 2680 yards of yarn during the week (about a mile…

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Glass Vessel at The Known World Metal & Glass Symposium

Core Formed Glass Vessel at The Known World Metal & Glass Symposium Mistress Sorcha taught a two part class on making core formed glass vessels.  In the first part we prepared different types of cores to shape the glass around.  We used large mandrels, steel wool and a mixture of manure, clay and sand.  These…

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