Ok, so after relating my tale of woe to the dear folk at The Thread Studio in Perth yesterday, I have TOTALLY contradicting information than I recieved in class AND even as I am writing this, the suggestions keep coming (thanks to all you sweet people feeling my agony & pain!)……In class I was told POLYESTER………Polyester is the go, a good poly thread is the best thing to use & the brand I had was really good. I have now found out that no, in fact Polyester is not good, & the brand I have is NOT well regarded more widely – RAYON or silk is what I should be using (NEWS FLASH!!!!!!! – I have spent over $200 on threads to date!!!!!!! Do I just donate it to the birds for nest lining?????? CAN’T we get some concensus of opinion here?????) LOL!!!
ANYWAYS……I have retired my FME attempts to the cupboard, to be revisited at a later date – I have spoken to Olga & have committed to a second class in June (YES, yes, I AM a glutton for punishment) So at the moment I am making a tacky ‘Mountain Milking Maid’ dress that will be a work uniform for my daughter who is starting work in a restaurant next weekend. Hmm………..not alot of artistic pleasure there!! On a brighter note, I am also creating a little red & black outfit for Princess ‘L’ with ladybirds on it which is really sweet.
I recieved a lovely parcel of books yesterday from The Thread Studio yesterday (you really MUST check out their range – it’s great) http://www.thethreadstudio.com/
Pretty Little Things – this book is TOTALLY delicious. Oh MY Good-ness this book is a MUST have for anyone who gets inspired visually by BEAUTIFUL graphics. It is tonally soft & filled with lovely things to inspire you to greatness. The Artist’s Muse, is a bit of a wierd one, depends on what place you are at in your creativity I guess. It is a provocative proding to get you going down an artistic track. It’s probably one I would recommend you take the time to see in person, before you commit to it. The third book I bought was Visual Chronicles. A great little book, full of good ideas. The book that I originally went online to order, for an online workshop I am participating in, using Bernie Berlins book: Artist Trading Card Workshop is still coming. – see what I mean…I logged on to buy ONE book & came out with FOUR! AND I am back the next week……..Take HEED of THE WARNING below…….LOL!!!! It would be remiss of me if I didn’t issue you a consumer warning. The Thread Studio site is AMAZING. They have a great array of sensational supplies & books, with good visuals and descriptions. (AND YESSSSSSSSS…………’betterer ‘non breaking’ threads’ LOL!!!) I actually went there to buy ONE book – ended up buying 4 books AND am now coming back to buy other supplies. It is a place where your credit card is in severe danger! There – don’t say I didn’t warn you!! An absolutely delicious place to indulge yourself a little, but a bit like disappearing down THE rabbit hole!
an ATC from my Alice in Wonderland Series 2 titled Down the Rabbit Hole