Posts Tagged ‘August’
BSAGA will meet on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. at the Hoover Public Library in Meeting Rooms A and B.
This month’s meeting is a prequel to Charlotte ‘s incredible class in June on construction of the bishop pleated dress before smocking. This class with be a demo for those who are interested in pattern placement on the fabric, cutting it out, and assembling prior to pleating. If you want to bring your pattern and fabric, it can be a “hands on” class. Please bring pins/weights, large fabric scissors, and, if your fabric doesn’t look right with white thread, bring a fabric matching color of thread.
Don’t forget to bring your “show and tell.” Also, if you have a friend interested in smocking, please bring her with you to our meeting.
We need one more program and teacher to complete our year. Please be thinking about something you can share with the group for a meeting (you will get points). Sandi will be asking for a volunteer at the meeting.
Birmingham Smocking Arts Guild of America
…. is next Wednesday, August 13. We will be meeting at Thimbles again beginning at 9:30.
We will be continuing work on the Christmas stocking with work on the cuff. If you missed last month’s meeting, come join us anyway and start with your cuff. We will definitely plan a day before November to catch people up on any section they may have missed. If you have missed or lost your supply list for this project, drop me an Email and I will get it out to you I will be out of town Thursday – Sunday, so if you need this send me an email asap or it will be Monday before I can reply.
The cuff design I will be doing will include some Mill Hill Antique Glass Beads. If you would like to include some beads in your smocked cuff, you can pick these up at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s. If you don’t see the exact color you want in the Mill Hill beads, look for small similar sized seed beads (size 11 or smaller are good.)
You should also bring a #9 darner to use when doing your beaded smocking. Judith Adam’s recommends this needle for beaded smocking as it has an eye that is large enough to thread with 2 strands of DMC and small enough to fit through the eye of the bead. You may wish to also bring #8 crewel or #7 darner needles for smocking where beads are not used. For thread you may use DMC, silk, floche, even the metallic – whatever you feel will work with your fabric, color scheme and beads (if you are choosing to use these.) I am thinking of trying some silk, if I can get a color to coordinate with my color scheme but may resort to DMC – which does look nice on the dupioni. Oops, I guess I’d best get to work if I want this ready to show you next week.
I hope your summer is going well and that we will see you next week.
Birmingham Smocking Arts Guild of America
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I am going to try this again.
Two people will receive a set of crochet hooks and a set of gel grips.
I will draw the winners on September 9th.
1) Everyone from…
The Art of Crochet by Teresa
Learn to Crochet – Free Instructions and Patterns
Summer is moving along quickly but I’ve been a bizzy little dude and have a few new things to share. I always find myself not blogging as much in the summertime and I think that’s okay. Once you read further down you’ll discover why that’s about to change.
Many people have emailed me over the last week or so asking when when WHEN will The Crochet Dude products be available nationwide? ”Soon” is the most accurate answer although I know it’s not a very satisfying one. So I will say that Jo-ann Fabric will have a selection of them in their stores in August and online, Hobby Lobby has a selection in their stores already, and the entire line will be available starting at the beginning of September at Simplicity.com – I will most likely have some giddy announcement frenzy via this little blog, theTwitter
machine, and the Facebook
The August Purse
I’m so happy with how the August 2010 purse turned out for the Purse Pattern of the Month Club. It’s a messenger style bag that uses cables, texture, and beads to give it a great organic look. Perfect for back to school. I’m just saying.
There are a few more spots left in the club so if you still want to join check out this page for more info
. When you join you will get all 12 of the purse patterns starting right from July 2010.
There’s An App For Me
I launched my free app for iPhone/iPad/iPod this morning. It’s an easy way to keep up with my blog, videos, twitter, etc. Which actually means that I’ll be shooting more videos, how-to’s etc, and blogging more. It’s kinda fun to know that it’s going out to all my Apple peeps!
This is version 1.0 and I’m already working with my developer to add new features over the next year. More info here *click*
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