The tea was English Breakfast, although it was long past breakfast time. I had been to the Office Supply store and found some coils that you wrap around your wayward cords. I looked at the directions and they look easy enough to do, we'll see.
The dark clouds followed me home and I decided to leave the computer table, cords and &^#%#$ mess and go over to the studio to sit out the storm.
It certainly didn't last long. I was still drinking my tea when then sun came out again.
Isn't this the cutest little tea pot and cup. I love how it all sits together. There are different teas listed on both sides of the cup. I found this little cutie in the charity store. One person's trash is almost always going to be a treasure for me.
FABRIC EMBELLISHING The basics & Beyond has over 50 techniques. It was written by four artists, Ruth Chandler, Liz Kettle, Heather Thomas and Lauren Vlcek.
First let me say I LOVE that they had the book bound in a spiral fashion so you can actually lay each side flat. You guys have saved me taking the book to the print shop and having them rebind it in a spiral manner. WELL DONE.
It says there are over 50 techniques. Since there are 157 pages with directions, pictures, supply lists and tips, I believe it. I'm very impressed with what I have glanced at, so far.
Maybe you have tried lots of different techniques.......then maybe this might be a beginner book for you.
For me it's a good basic book that covers Foundations, fabric manipulation, rubber stamping, images on fabric, discharge dyeing, rusting fabric and devore or burn-out. Then it goes on to talk about hand embroidery, sashiko and ricing. More chapters on machine embroidery, thread lace applique, needle felting, tyvek transformations and so forth. The last section covers Hard embellishments like beads, metal, attaching paper and even more.
Look for it in your local bookstore, grab a cuppa and sit down and take a look at it. I'm quite glad I got a copy.
I hope you had time for tea, today.
Thanks for stopping by, you know I love to hear from you.
:)Bea Who managed to do a lot of dreaming, up in the studio and not a lot of actual creating.