Monday, August 27, 2007

Motif Twenty--Jane's Gecko

Here is Jane Eborall's gecko, one of my favorite recent patterns. Look for it here:
The thread is a Valdani pearl cotton. It's not as smooth and shiny as a regular perle cotton, but not as "matte finishe" as Caron Wildflowers. It's too bad the eye beads don't show up. When the light hits them, they sparkle with the same colors as the thread.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Motifs Eighteen - Nineteen: Bookmarks

Here are a pair of bookmarks I made for an exchange in June. (Yes, I'm still behind with my blog entries, but I'll be done with my new pattern book Real Soon Now and get back to normal.)
The one on the right is one of Jane Eborall's patterns.
The one on the left is the Maltese ring bookmark I will be teaching at the Palmetto convention. I started with an edging by Mlle. Riego and substituted different types of Maltese rings in the middle and decreased the number of little rings in the outer part. Maltese rings are not as hard as they look.