Saturday, February 3, 2007

TAST (Cretan Stitch) and New Post

TAST (Cretan Stitch)




Well here is my last week's TAST sample. I used a scrap piece to sew on (which I had fabric painted) and the thread I used was Rajmahal Art Silks - they are just luscious - beautiful shine to them and the most wonderful colours!! My Mum and Dad live in Bendigo and that is where Rajmahal's shop outlet is.... I'll most likely make this into an ATC.

Postie's here!!!




And another great post!! I received 2 x fabric ATC's, which were a swap from the Textile Challenges Group. The first one is from Carol Clasper - so beautifully textured (I have to email her to see what she did). The second one is from CarolT, which is gorgeous - lovely texture, FME, and beading. Love them both - thanks to the 2 Carols!! PLUS, I also received this beautiful mermaid postcard as a RAK (random act of kindness) from Leslie. Thankyou Leslie, it is gorgeous - I love anything Fae!!

10 comments:

Purple Missus said...

Just catching up with my blog reading Dianne - and as usual yours has been a pleasure to look at! I just love the padfolio, what a brilliant way to use that fabric you created. Your ATCs are stunning and the colours you have used for your cretan stitch sample work really well with the background fabric. You get so much done, you put me to shame :)

Doreen G said...

Love the texture in the blue one and your TAST sample is great.I can't use those threads because they get stuck to my fingers and I then end up with pulled threads.

ACey said...

Love all these pieces. Am especially fond of your cretan stitch exploration. Team handwork!!!

Chriss said...

Love the threads you used in your TAST sampler, and great colours too. This would make a great textural background for a postcard or ATC. And what a lucky day with the postie, too!

Sue B said...

Love that sampler, great colors and the background is perfect.

StegArt said...

Yes your sampler is gorgeous...love the colors used. Lovely items in the mail also.

Dianne said...

I agree with everyone the stitches are really beautiful colours amazing..
The post cards a beautiful, I'm a huge fan of Carols Claspers work, I think she has discribed how she made this on her blog.. Another grear post day yahoo....

Kim said...

Lovely cretan stitch work (I'm trying to get caught up!)

Gypsy Purple said...

Thanx for the visit...

Love the ons from CarolT!!!

Chamara

Gunnels blog said...

i really like your cretan stitch, and the nice fabric under