Saturday, August 19, 2006

Finishing Some Projects


My afternoon has been spent (while watching the Yankees/Red Sox game)in assembling all these barrettes. I embroider them on perforated plastic for a good firm base, then glue the backs on. I'm fussy about the backs, my favorites are labeled "Made in France" and I have to go into Manhattan to get them, usually at Metalliferous. I have a bag of 12 dozen which I thought would last for awhile - except that I discovered that they're all the wrong size, slightly bigger than I use (the ends are visible beyond the stitching which I don't like.) The size that works is 3 1/4" (80 mm) and my stash is of course 3 7/8 (97 mm).


However I had enough to finish off quite a few that had been waiting. This one is a new Anchor pearl cotton with metallics. Some of the other threads are Eterna silk twist and Caron Watercolours.

5 comments:

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Jim Belshaw said...

Hi Alison

So now I have found your blog. As a mere male the subject is a bit technical for me, but I am glad to see anyhting that encourages the use of wool!

Cheers from a dessie

Jim Belshaw

Jim Belshaw said...

Alison, thank you for visiting my blog and for the link on the Australian wool you brought. It was interesting and I thought repeating here in case it was of interest to your other readers - http://www.wool.com.au/LivePage.aspx?pageId=10222

Alison said...

Thanks Jim. I plan to post more on the CashWool when I get a picture of my skein.

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