Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I have never worked with silk. I am in awe of it. I have seen wonderful, beautiful things done with silk. It intrigues me.
This is an eye candy book for people like me. Lorna Moffat does offer experiments in tearing, (oh my god tearing silk!), fusing, layering and stitching.
She has actual projects for each technique. This is very doable. I plan to do the book as if I was taking it as a course.
I need to get beyond my fear of ruining silk. I can do this. I can do this. sigh
Monday, March 9, 2009
A good friend of his told him, while he was working on this book, to make sure that the crafts were "home worthy".
These aren't projects that involve painting chickens on ceramic pitchers. If you go through the book you will probably find at least one thing that reflects who you are and your personality. And that's what he felt she meant when she said home worthy.
These are wonderful ideas for making gifts for family members and frankly with the times the way they are a home made gift is a nice thing to give.
The directions are clear and very easy to do. I'm looking at a couple of interesting chapters that I might do with my granddaughter when she's here in August.
I am getting some ideas for taking his suggestions and giving them my own twist. It's a fun and big thick book to own.