Friday, 11 June 2010

Pin Stand

I have Helen Deighan's book about coiled pots and dyeing, and actually bought the wherewithal to make one (or more) from her at the Knitting and Stitching Show last year, but the energy hasn't been there since to get around to making one.

Blogland showed me a variant, and I was really lucky to win this delightful textile bowl in Shelley's blog giveaway earlier this year, and it has been in constant use since it arrived as a to-hand con tainer for my sewing equipment. One of its strengths is that it can double as a sort of pin cushion or pin keeper, as I discovered yesterday evening. Thanks so much, Shelley, for your creative kindness x

I had a lucky spell around then, because I won another giveaway - a lovely multimedia piece by Helen Suzanne Alexander who also has a website here. She made it up into a lovely sketchbook , which is going to be a pleasure to use -

at the moment it is waiting for either a special project, or else for me to finish my present book. Thanks so much, Helen, - I so appreciate your work.


Tiggy Rawling said...

Hi there, catching up - my you have been busy. I have it on my list to make a fabric basket, but the list is sooo long! You're experiments with eucalyptus leaves look gorgeous.

All the best, Tig

Sheep Rustler said...

Fabric baskets are on my list of things to do, too! It is stunning and just the colours I love, too!

Angelcat said...

How lucky to win two such beautiful gifts. I'd love to have a go at making a pot, I must get the book, thanks for the link :)


Hi Sue

Just to say thanks for adding me as a friend in The Sketchbook Project 2011. I tried clicking on your link on your Sketchbook profile. I think you need to add:


in front of your blog link and then it will work. I had this problem myself that's how I know

It will be fun to have a few friends around on the exciting sketchbook project

Best wishes
Carolyn Saxby

Designer said...

I love the fabric pot - gorgeous! I was thinking of making a pin cushion and this has inspired images of something like this surrounding the cushion to keep pins and buttons...

Mermaid's Purse said...

Am glad you are finding the pot useful ........... don't know how I lived without them lol!

oregonpatchworks said...

Awesome, never seen a pin stand been made at home, you are really creative dear, i would lovve to try this :)