9 June 2011


Sorry - have been meaning to post this all week.
I was very pleased with the first of my two workshops last month and was impressed with how much the ladies did during our time, especially as most were complete beginners.

For 'round 2' I had 5 of the same ladies so thought I knew what we could get through - turns out it took longer than expected!

Anyway, this sampler of flowers was the project we did, designed to use different shapes and techniques in different flowers.

The top row: simple teardrop flower, marquise flower (with mini christmas variation to show how different colours give a different effect), concentric coils shaped in to a teardrop.
Middle row: dart petals, teardrops edged with a contrasting strip (not as clear in photo), solid coils (again with xmas rose variation).
Bottom row: fringed flowers (small, large & with centre), buds, folded roses.

I saved the roses until the end as I didn't want to put people off but we were already way over our time and they were a little scared with them - practice makes perfect though!

Anyway, they've threatened to come back for Christmas quilling so can't of been too bad.

1 June 2011

Italian Iris Folding!

Hooray - another card escaped!

This time for an Italian colleague who was returning home after quite a few months over here - I wish my Italian was as good as his English.

This card wasn't what I set out to do (they never seem to be do they) but I got the chart for this off craftsuprint.com.

The silver/grey card is lovely double sided pearl with an aperture cut at a 'jaunty' angle for the iris folded flag which was really quick to do (don't tell anyone).

The letters are cut with my trusty x-cut impress in paper of the same shade and layered on matching flag colours. Some trusty card candy (matching) in the corners and a red layer underneaath to finish before adding to a silver pearl 8x8 card.