Saturday, April 21, 2012

 I made this wedding kimono for a sewing competition a few years ago.  I won a prize at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney for it. Now when not folded up in my sewing room it hangs int the church a few times a year. It is made of silk -lots of hand beading, embroidered cockatoos with golden crests  and leaves.  The obi is heavily beaded (again by hand).

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

This peacock is a gift for my Minister who is soon leaving. It also has been made using free motion stitching and shrinking fabric - to give wo=nderful texture.

This peacock panel has been worked with shrinking fabric, machine beaded and free motion stitched for many hours. I am delighted with the result.