Sunday, May 24, 2015

Open Day June

   Open Day  - Saturday – June 27th

  10.00am. to 1.00pm.
    Anglican Church
      Salerno St., Isle Of Capri
   Surfers Paradise
There will be kits, scissors, needles, hoops, sparkly buttons, felted wool, silk velvet and ribbons, lace, threads, silk organza, Mokuba ribbons, Shimmer tape, metallic cords, braids, books, charts and Sajou accessories. 
I try to bring a different sample of goods each Open day so if there is something in particular that you are looking for please Email me so that it can be included.
Lots of sale items and a $1.00 table.  Come and see what dollar bargains await you!

Cash Only on the day
Mark the date on your calendar

Saturday - June - 27th

Tell your friends - everyone is welcome!

All Internet sales over $50.00 before postage will also receive a free gift plus 10% discount when you use this code - LAZ15 at the Checkout until the end of June.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Gelato and Shimmer Tape

This month I am focusing on the Gelato and Shimmer tapes that you may not have noticed in the thread list.  They are some of my favourite creative yarns.  I have used them as backgrounds and texture in which to nestle beads, sequins and dimensional flowers. I have filled them with waste threads or cords to fatten them for purse handles or foundations for jewelry.
You could even include them in modern gold work and stumpwork or thread them into a large Chenille needle and use in the same manner as traditional ribbon work. They would be suitable for teaching your children and grandchildren to embroider when you combine them with basic stitches. There's no limit to the ideas they can be used for.

Gelato is a knitted hollow tube of rayon thread that can be filled with cords or threads for ruching, couching to add great dimension to your creative textiles. Hand Dyed in America. Sold in a 15mtr. skein.

Colour Streams hand dyed Shimmer Tape is a hollow metallic rayon tube/tape. Fabulous metallic specialty yarn for inserting cord to stiffen the tape then ruche tape along the cord for great effects. 5mt. length.

Watch my Blog Post  for a Shimmer Tape Tutorial to make a felt needlecase.