Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New Wool Applique Packs

A beautiful hand dyed felted wool for Weeks Dye Works. Each wool shrinks differently during felting so some pieces maybe larger than others. There are 5 felted wools (15cm. x 22cm.) , 1 wool felt (15cm. x 30cm.) and two silk velvets (7cm. x 7.5cm) per bundle. Great for raw edge applique as it doesn't fray. Add silk velvet for a shimmer and embroider with hand dyed threads for stunning effects.                                                        
  Look in What's New

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Happy Holiday

Thank you for your support through the year.  It has been lovely to hear from you and to be able to share with you my special treasures.
Have a wonderful holiday time with family and friends and I look forward to helping you next year.

The shop will be closed for holidays from December 22nd. until January 14th.
Laraine

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Vintage Style Seam Binding

Just arrived a beautiful vintage style 12mm. rayon ribbon often called Seam Binding. Sold in 10mt lengths.
Many uses including ribbon embroidery, crazy patchwork, book making, collage
and journaling. Wet them, scrunch them and let dry crinkled for a vintage look.





Thursday, November 27, 2014

Free Pattern

Free
Bright Wings Pattern
Spend $50.00 or more before postage and you will receive the pattern for Bright Wings.  Bright Wings is made with white felt backing and organza which is chenilled to give a feathery texture.  The wings are organza pockets filled with coloured sequins. A simple project and a really pretty ornament for the tree.
Don't forget! Bright Wings Pattern is yours free when you spend $50.00 or more before postage.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Mother of Pearl Accessories

Mother of pearl accessories make an elegant addition to your work basket.
The gorgeous MOP Purse Frames tie together through a hole at the top and they are 4cm. high x 10cm. wide. I have used them for my Treasure Purse Kit but they can also be used as bell pulls.
Special Offer - When you purchase a set of frames I will include some pattern shapes to give you ideas and to get you started.
The Hares and Sheep are enchanting Thread Winders. Tuck them into your needle case for that old world charm. They are now sold as a pair.



Saturday, November 1, 2014

Tiny Red Sparkles

Sew these tiny red 2mm. sparkles amongst your Christmas stitching. Add my favourite Flower Tapes to the mix for a joyful red and green Christmas spirit. Meander the tapes across your embroidery and tuck all kinds of lace and trinkets into the flowery trails.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Love my roses


Those of you who came to the shop on Capri will no doubt remember the vases of roses. This is my new one, Lavender Pinocchio. A gorgeous antique lavender to tea stained pink. It has just flowered for the first time.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Embroidery and Cross Stitch

Three of my projects are featured in this months Embroidery and Cross Stitch.
Still kits available for the Divine Pear (Olive and Evensong colour ways) and the Victorian Christmas Heart.  There is also a Christmas crazy patchwork pack that would be a good starter for the Christmas stocking.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New Colours in Shibori Ribbon

New colours in Shibori Ribbon
The ribbon is silk bias ribbon, which begins life as a 10cm width. It is then hand dyed in gorgeous blends of color and pleated, so that when you receive it, it is quite narrow. You can pull it open, manipulate it in many different ways, bead on it, turn it into amazing flowers and shapes, use it as the base for jewelry, crazy patchwork, etc. You will love it!
Sold in 30cm. pieces or by the yard (90cm.)
 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Christmas Kit - Snow Queenie

Snow Queenie - My latest kit will be ready for our Open Day
Saturday 30th August.
10am. - 1.00pm
Anglican Church
Salerno St
Isle of Capri

Monday, August 18, 2014

Lighthouse Weekend





The annual  trip to the cottages at the Byron Bay Lighthouse by the Lighthouse Stitchers was a great time spent eating delicious food with lots of laughter and some stitching.  The weather was wet, very windy but invigorating, just right for lots of coffee, cake and stories in the warm lounge room.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Golden Heart Featuring Shibori Ribbon

Just finished this golden heart to showcase the beautiful Shibori ribbon flower.  The branches and leaves are ribbon and chenille in glowing blues and greens with tiny sequins down the centre.  I will take forward orders from Tuesday for the kit with delivery in two weeks as I'm still writing the instructions. It will be on display at the Open Day.
I'm waiting on a shipment of 6 new Shibori ribbon colours and they should be here shortly. There will be a gorgeous red so I'm very excited about designing something for Christmas.




Sunday, August 3, 2014

Shibori Ribbon Flower


 Just finished this golden heart to showcase the beautiful Shibori ribbon. I will take forward orders from Tuesday for the kit with delivery in two weeks as I'm still writing the instructions. It will be on display at the Open Day.
I'm waiting on a shipment of 6 new Shibori ribbon colours and they should be here shortly. There will be a gorgeous red so I'm very excited about designing something for Christmas.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Open Day 30th August


Open Day  -  Saturday - August 30th
10.00am. to 1.00pm.
Anglican Church
Salerno St., Isle Of Capri
Surfers Paradise

This is the last Open Day for the year so please come and explore the bounty of beautiful wares from my store.  It will be a great opportunity to shop early for you Christmas projects and presents.
There will be kits, scissors, needles, hoops, sparkly buttons, felted wool, silk ribbons, threads, velvet, organza, Shimmer tape, metallic cords, braids and all accessories.
Lots of one off sale items plus free mystery lucky dip for sales over $50.00
Cash Only on the day
Mark the date on your calender
Saturday August 30th

Tell your friends - everyone is welcome!
Laraine
 
 Online Customers
The mystery lucky dip is available for all my Online customers too when you purchase $50.00 or more during August.  It will be made up of all kinds of useful snippets from my stash and I will colour co-ordinate them.  Drop me a note in the comments section of the order form and let me know your favorite colour and I will try to send that colour combination.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Abundance of Gold and Silver Cords and Braids

Golds of every shade from soft and shiny to black golds in cords, braids and
tiny sequins just ready for your Christmas stitching.  The gold fringe is perfect for a luxury trim at the top of a stocking.  Sprinkle sequins amongst you embroidery for a festive sparkle.  There's a small range of silver too.
http://www.larainesoncapri.com.au/ecommerce.php?action=search&stk_group=Trims&stk_category=Metallic%20Braid%20and%20Cord

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Shibori Ribbon Posy

Just playing with the new Sibori silk ribbon. It's so hard to cut into the ribbon as the colours are so gorgeous. I hope this small posy will be part of a kit for the next Open day on August 30th. There will be 6 new colours available in August as well.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hanah Silk Ribbon Flowers.




30cm. length of 15mm. wide Hanah ribbon per flower.
3 shades of Mokuba metallic picot ribbon. 5cm per flower
2 x 8cm. mokuba metallic picot ribbon
Seed beads for flower centres.
10cm. square of vilene  to flowers to.

Hanah Silk Flowers.
Cut five 30cm. pieces of Hanah silk ribbon. Measure and mark 3cm. intervals along the length of the ribbon with a pencil. Load a matching sewing thread (double) into a fine needle and tie a knot in the end. Fold the ribbon in halves length ways with the dots on the outside. Draw your knotted thread trough the ribbon 1.5mm. from the end, in the fold. Backstitch over the fold to secure your thread. Always start at the fold.Stitch as shown, with running stitches, rounding the corners and making sure the space on either side of the dot is the same. This ensures that each petal will be the same size. Gather gently as you go to prevent the thread from breaking. Return to the folded edge at the end of the petal.
Draw up gathers and end off. (The flowers are stitched to the Vilene and then the Vilene is cut away, being careful not to cut the couching stitches.)
Sew the petals to the Vilene with small stitches into the gathers, beginning at the outside edge, form a circle and turning and overlapping the petals until you reach the centre.
Add several beads to the centre. Trim away the Vilene being careful not to snip the stitches. You may sew extra sculpting stitches into the flowers once the bouquet is in position on the heart so the petals sit well.

Leaves.
Each bouquet has two green leaves. Cut 8cm. of green picot ribbon for each leaf. Fold ribbon in half and with a double thread; sew a fine running stitch along the bottom edge, beginning at the fold. Turn the corner and take the stitching up the cut ends. Pull up the gathers until you have a well-shaped leaf. End off. Sew the cut ends under the Hanah silk flower and secure with small invisible stitches down the centre of the leaf.

Picot Flowers.
Cut the Mokuba metallic picot ribbon into 5mm. pieces. This ribbon can fray easily so you may wish to seal the cut ends with a little Fray Check. Fold the two cut ends together and sew a seam, end off. Run a gathering stitch along one edge and gather up tightly, end off. Sew in and around the Hanah flower when you are happy with the colour combinations. Bead the centres.





Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Brass Charms

Brass Charms
At last I have had room on the website to add these beautiful charms.  Use them for jewellery, altered books, collage, cross stitch samplers and dimensional embroidery.
They add a romantic touch to your work.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Bundles of My Favourite Ribbons

Ribbon Combinations
I have wrapped some of my favourite ribbons into half metre and metre bundles at a reduced price so that you can try a wonderful mix of colours.  These ribbons are the ones I love to use in most of my stitching, especially the little gathered flowers that tuck into my crazy patchwork.

Silk Shibori Ribbon

Shibori Ribbon
The ribbon begins life as 10cm. wide silk bias ribbon. It is then hand dyed in gorgeous blends of color and pleated and dyed again, so that when you receive it, it is quite narrow. You can pull it open, manipulate it in many different ways, bead on it, turn it into amazing flowers and shapes, use it as the base of jewelry, crazy patches, etc. A work of art all on its own, it can be enhanced in the hands of an artist.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Open Day - June 14th


Open Day - Saturday - March 8th.
10.00am. to 1.00pm.
Anglican Church
Salerno St., Isle Of Capri
Surfers Paradise
Enjoy cake, coffee and a catch up chat.
Cash Only
Every one welcome

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hanah Silk Satin Ribbons 65mm.

My favourite hand dyed, bias cut, Silk Satin Hanah ribbons have just been loaded onto our web pages. We have 7 gorgeous shades and they are dyed in the same colours as the finer bias cut silk ribbons. They will add a lovely sheen to your work and they drape beautifully. I use the wide ribbons for yo-yos as well as rolled and roses.  Ideal for floral embroidery, crazy patchwork, collage, millinery and bindings.
65mm. wide

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Hand Dyed Felted Wool


Now the cooler days are just around the corner, it's the ideal time to work with the hand dyed felted wools for applique. Mix them with Colour Streams velvets and felts for stunning contrasts.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

15% permanent reduction on selected stock

                                Permanent 15% Reductions
There is wonderful news this month! I have decided to permanently reduce many products across all categories. Find selected ribbons, scissors, threads, charts, kits and wool fabrics, all permanently reduced! Take a deep breathe and dive into a cart full of great prices.
Happy hunting,
Laraine

Bead Stash clearance

             
I am clearing my stash of beads and have put together a range that I think will suit all you crazy patchwork and embellishing needs.  See them in What's New

New Neon Rays Ribbon Floss

                

Neon Rays Ribbon Floss is a smooth narrow rayon ribbon that is wonderful for highlights in your embroidery.  I have used it in embroidery for Christmas stockings and crazy patchwork.  It makes great French Knots and flower centres. 
It can also be used for cross stitch, canvas work and wool applique.  It is the smoothest and best quality floss I have worked with.
                                    
I used Chain Stitch and then whipped the chain for the berry branches on my Brambleberry Stocking.  Worked in the brown ribbon it had a lovely woody look and nice contrast to the wool background.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Paris Thread Cards



Paris Thread Cards for ladies who love anything French!
ECO handcraft paper board printed with the Eiffel Tower and postage stamps. The image is on both sides. Wind your favourite threads or special ribbons onto these sturdy cards.
5 cards per pack - Each card is 10cm. high x 8cm. wide

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Replace your needles

Needles are the most important tool we use for our stitching so it's really important to replace them from time to time. You'll notice the difference and it will make stitching much easier. Look under "Accessories and Scissors" on the Website for the range of needles I recommend.
The embroidery hoops we carry are strong beechwood with a long screw for tightening which has a slot for a screwdrive to make tightening firmer.



Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Explore the treasures at the Oen Day

Charts, thread winders and scissors from Sajou (France) will be available at the Open day plus
cross stitch, embroidery linens and hand dyed Cottage Garden stranded cotton threads.
Lots of sale goodies too!

Open day 8th March.
10.00am. to 1.00pm.
Anglican Church
Salerno St., Isle Of Capri
Surfers Paradise
Everyone Welcome - bring your friends
Cash Only
Can't make it to our Open Day?  You can take part in the 10% discount too by inserting this code LAZ67 at the checkout and the 10 % will taken off the invoice before postage. (Code is case sensitive)  Discount is available until the end of March.
                          Don't forget to use the code!



Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Open Day - 8th March 2014



Once again we are having an Open Day at the Anglican Church hall so please come and explore the bounty of beautiful wares from my store.
There will be kits, scissors, needles, hoops, buttons, felted wool, silk ribbons, threads, velvet, organza, Shimmer tape and all accessories.
Lots of one off sale items plus 10% off all purchases will be available so come and grab a bargain.
Cash Only on the day
Mark the date on your calender
Saturday March 8th.

Tell your friends - everyone is welcome!
Laraine

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

Porcelain Buttons


Lovely hand-painted heart-shaped porcelain buttons with a blue border and pink flowers. Ideal for crazy patchwork, collage and all kinds of embroidery embellishment. Large 20mm. x 20mm. Small 10mm. x 10mm. Each sold as a pair.  Find them in Treasures

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Summer Colours

A colourful pallet of Summer colours in hand dyed rayon ribbons, French ric rac braid and thick chenille just wanting to fly into your next artful project.  Ruch them, bead them, couch them - they are ideal for lots of embroidery techniques.  Combine them with the Cottage Garden Threads and Colour Streams silk organza and velvet for magical creative stitching!