Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Spindle - from this.....

Posted a blog a couple of weeks ago showing you the spindle that Neet (Hickydorums) had challenged me  to alter. I finished it last week and took it along to our stamp club meeting at the weekend so now I can show you the finished piece.

First a reminder of the spindle and the bits and pieces I gathered together.


Spindle, wooden cotton reels and blank beer mats.  Had an idea to use the alcohol inked plastic dome at the top left of the photo but it didn't fit in so I abandoned that one (plus a few others along the way).


I painted the spindle and reels with Fresco Finish paints, covered card with some silk fabric I had coloured and stamped (lace stamp) a few weeks ago and then die-cut the dressform.  Transferred some coloured thread from my embroidery stock onto the reels (that took an absolute age to do) and draped the ends of the threads from the hole at the top of the spindle.

Alison - CB's Craft Zone - also did the challenge and her piece is fabulous, very clever and very different from my take on it.  Up until today Alison hadn't put her challenge on her blog - come on Alison, get your finger out love, you need to share your beautiful box..

9 comments:

JoZart said...

I must state that it looks even better for real as I was privileged to see it on Saturday. Can't see all the details here. Great idea Ann!
Love Jo x

Cath Wilson said...

Well done, you! I wouldn't have known where to start. Am impressed :-)

cockney blonde said...

I've just uploaded mine Ann. Some of us still have to go out to work, lol. Your finished piece was absolutely fabulous and so much better in real life. I love it, x

Von said...

It's fabulous Ann :) reminds me of a maypole

hazel said...

A wonderful Piece of art, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Jacqueline said...

I love that! It's sooo different! Very clever!

Thanks for sharing,

Jackie x

voodoo vixen said...

Its gorgeous, love the colours you have used.

Diane said...

Wow, Ann! Another wonderful spindle project - it's absolutely beautiful and you and Alison put me to shame putting so much work into one project! Well done!
Diane x

Shoshi said...

Just found the link to this on Neet's blog. It's gorgeous, Ann! Very imaginative, and lovely colours too! Very well done indeedy!