SOME PARTS OF MY CURRENT GOLDWORK PROJECT would be much easier if I have the correct size needles - easy to solve I will get some while shopping. Little bit of a mistake ..... yes I got the needles I wanted, some Chenille needles that should have the right size eye to pull the gold threads to the wrong side of my work. To be sure I also got a pack of assorted craft needles that had a couple of needles with larger eyes. It is after that things got a little out of control. Large plastic needles for sewing knitted projects together, Doll needles - extra long for making soft toys and dolls, and some straw/milliners needles. These could be useful if I take apart and repurpose the two cheap hats that I brought last year. They were too small so I plan to turn them into purses.
This was a pure impulse buy.
A PARALLEL TRACING WHEEL. As I do not seem to be able to see any clothes I like at the moment it would be a good time to make my own again. This will make my partner very happier as I am planing to work my way through by beautiful collection of fabric to start with. He is very good and has even offered to lend me money when I have run out of funds - one of my favourite places to
fabric is at the multi period re-enactment show held at Kent County Showground.
There is usually a stall there with reasonably priced 100% linens and silks. I have often struggled around the event hugging a huge pile of fabric.
In the past I have just bastardised patterns to get the effect I wanted - the sleeves from this and the collar from that. This time I feel like drawing my own patterns. This book PATTERN CUTTING MADE EASY from SEARCH PRESS should help me in my quest for individuality and I think the tracing wheel will help me create my patterns. http://www.searchpress.com/search/pattern%20cutting%20made%20easy
Loved the look of the needle weaving in this magazine so the last things I brought were some purple wire and some variegated thread ready for when the muse takes me.