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So my shop has been taking up a lot of my time lately. I am not complaining. I do love playing with my fabrics and the dyeing. I have had little time to stitch though. Administrative tasks can be long and drawn out with little to show for it. I have several new things that I will be adding soon to the shop. Also a few I am going to play with to decide if I want to add them or not. One thing I am definitely adding is linen. I have a big order coming in soon and I cant wait to start experimenting on it. Also I just bought the mat and cutter to start cutting bias velvet ribbon. I am quite excited about this as I know a lot of it will be going straight into my stash! I will be playing with some silk dupioni and deciding if it is something I want to add also.


I spent a a little time last week making up a nice batch of yummi valentine pinks and reds to cut up into valentine velvet square packs. Those are available now in my shop for all those little valentine projects.


I also for the first time started listing some larger pieces of gauze and habotai, for people who want more than just a little taste. I will start slicing ribbons this week. Not sure which sizes I will be cutting but will probably start with 1 inch.


The only thing I have been stitching on is my table runner. It has been taking a lot longer than I expected but I do like how its turning out.


I ran out of black embroidery floss part way through this next section.


I am doing two sections with the black tshirt material with multi-colored threads over it and then the new section has multi-colored t-shirt material with black thread over it. I love how they look.


The sections are separated with velvet pieces with shishka mirrors and embroidery embellishments. I can't wait to finish this and put it in my livingroom. I am quite happy with how it's turning out. I have a lot of ideas for my next projects and will be starting on some of them soon. I've been sketching ;)

Have a creative week!
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Abdelghafour

5 comments

  1. Oh I love this table runner! Wouldn't something like this be nice as bed curtains?
    I also love the new photo of you in the slide show. Your profile photo looks a little sad. It is nice to see a different expression, too.

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  2. Outstanding colors in those velvet squares. The black background is perfect for showing off the colors in everything.

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  3. Just love your pink velvets! I'm excited about the linen too! Love the piece you are working on!

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  4. Love those velvet colours Diane.

    ...and I thought the photo in the slideshow was much more flattering too :-)

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  5. I see you sitting at my loom for the first time..., after much begging to let you weave....
    You have brought this small memory to life in your table runner..,
    I love it! =)

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