Thursday, 30 January 2014

Beaucoup de beads

Today is a matter of one I did earlier but there is a reason for posting the following card.
Our parchment Tutor has organised a small local craft day in a nearby Village Hall .  It will happen next week and the idea is to have little workshops of card crafts other than our usual parchment.  Quite a few of us 'do other things'  and  I have been honoured and asked to do a small stitch card workshop.  I had to find something that could be completed in approximately 1  to  1 1/2 hours. I chose to demonstrate bookmarks and I have everything organised - done a test run to make sure it was feasable in the timescale and it is.  I have even allowed time for trying to thread the ******* needle.

We were also asked to bring in some of our favourite cards that we have been sent by fellow crafters to put on display and some of our own efforts to show what can be done and what else is 'out there'.

I made a birthday card for a dear friend a couple of years ago and it was a stitched and beaded affair.  Now she lives up in Northumberland but she has kindly posted it back down to me to put on show.  It is one of my favourite efforts.

The pattern is from here and is a beaded medallion - Wisteria.  The backing paper is from a Joanna Sheen CD.  It is also an 8 x 8 card - the first and only one I have made that size.
I am off up to Northumberland at the end of March for my yearly visit so I will return it safely then.
Unfortunately we can't use beads on the bookmarks for obvious reasons but as we plan to have another of these affairs I can choose  a project using beads next time.


  1. This is a gorgeous card Carol and I hope your 'class' goes well next week.
    Stitching is something I haven't tried but what I have seen from you and other crafty friends the results are stunning.
    Christine xx

  2. Lovely card, I love stitching, if you want to borrow one of mine I would be pleased to send you one. I wish you good luck with your class and hope you gave a good turn out.


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