Thursday, July 31, 2008
The tassel has lots of sparkle and fun as a number of crystals are used and we have splurged by purchasing swarovski bicones in 4mm sizes with lots of lovely finishes. I have to make the kits up over the next two weeks so here is getting ready.
Friday, July 25, 2008
The dolls come with different coloured faces (white, pink or gold) and some have a felt cloche hat or a beaded headdress.
Lucy has gone to a lovely home as she was sold to a wonderful embroiderer at the recent Hastings Embroidery Conference.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Thera was finished in late 2007 and entered into the Regional Embroidery Exhibition in Palmerston North. Thera was developed around the cabachon and became the wonderful goddess in gold and mauves that you see here. Her hair is untamed in a refined manner as befits a goddess of her standing.
Balanced and fair-minded you possess the ability to use sound reason and judgement when determined and decisive action is required. Persuasive and logical Pele is an influential figure in Hawaiian mythology. She is adaptable and this is necessary due to constant life altering decisions of her fiery nature.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I went to a Class with Christine in Hawera mid 2007 and Pele was the first goddess I made. I took three pieces of fabric that were similar and the first three goddesses are the result of this workshop. Pele came about as her fabric was predominantly red and orange with lots of red and orange beads that I had to work with. She reminded me of the first volcanos I ever read about at primary school which were in Hawaii and Pele who was the Hawaiian Goddess of Fire and lived in the volcano.
Here is Pele with her hair done with a friend from the class.
I hope that you enjoy her picture of her complete in all her finery.
Pele has since had an adventureous life with being entered into the Stratford Art Society show as well as being shown off at several Embroidery meetings.