Friday, May 11, 2012

Special Open Day

Laraine's On Capri

Open Day  -  Saturday - June 23rd.

10.00am. to 2.30pm.
Anglican Church
Salerno St., Isle Of Capri
Surfers Paradise

  This is your opportunity to come and see in person all the gorgeous wares we 
  are famous for online.  Lots of goodies on sale to rummage through as well.
Cash Only
Enjoy a spot of cake and coffee with a catch up chat. 
Get set to be inspired.

Workshop at the Open Day
Saturday June 23rd.

"Midnight Magic" - Easy applique techniques on a A5 book cover.
   Laraine's latest style of embroidery using felted wool, wool felts, 
    silk threads, beads and sequins.
  Only 12 places available email me for bookings.
Class - 10.00am. to 2.30pm. $40.00 plus kit $60.00.
Morning and afternoon teas included.
Bookings - Email

Friday, May 4, 2012

Wool Applique Soft Sculpture

Wool Applique
 I've always loved the hand blown glass perfume bottles especially those by Richard Clements which I collect. After browsing through all the beautiful glass objects on Pinterest I thought why can't  I make something in a soft sculpture that would be my interpretation of the magical perfume bottles.
I'm really taken by the Felted wool, wool felts, beads and gorgeous sequins at the moment so I sat down and drew a few ideas. Initially I drew a set of three but more ideas for all sorts of object started to stir (not to mention all the colour choices) so I began at one.
What I love about this kind of embroidery is that you are free to choose colours, threads, stitches and shapes with no pattern restraints. I call them my happenings! Tell me what you think. I'd enjoy hearing from you.