Monday, April 30, 2012

Todays lesson....

braided cord

When I'm not 'working' I relax with a piece of stitching that is entirely Basketweave.  I love it, no thinking, just stitching.  The above piece is a Kelly Clark design I picked up recently...changing the colors up to suit my personality.  I'm anxious to have it finished into a purse and realized I would need a proper strap. 
So today my wonderful friend Corliss sat me down on her beautiful porch and taught me this technique.  Which I proceeded to screw up several times.  This is something you can't talk and do when first learning.  The above being my first try, it may be too thin ... so I may have to make two and twist them. 
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Monday, April 16, 2012

Wait until you see....

...what I turn this into!

Can't let you see all of it yet!