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Tassels Magnifique

Tassels Magnifique

tasselsmagnifiqueI call this class “Tassels 101”, being that it is a great introduction to working with fibers, and adding wondrous little shiny bits of glass beads. These finished masterpieces can adorn fan pulls, furniture knobs, or perhaps something else?

Details:

Class Fee: $30.00

*Please note that this class does not include any of the materials, supplies or tools; these must be purchased by the student.

Date and time: This class is not currently scheduled.

Specifics:

This class fee is paid directly to Christen. This can be paid by a PayPal invoice, or by check and sent to Christen. Please email Christen: thestoreonthecorner@gmail.com with your inquiries. Once the class is paid for the handout will be sent to the customer’s email address. The customer must print a copy of the handout to bring to the day of class.

Happy Stitching ~Christen

Scarves and Ties, oh my!

I love scarves! Being allergic to wool it can sometimes be a challenge to find just the right thing for an outfit, so I am always on the lookout, and often I make my own accessories or re-style or revamp an already made item.

This chiffon scarf was a gift with purchase that came from Godiva. How could you go wrong with yummy to die for Chocolate and Purple! I added satin rosettes and posies from my book.

This is a scarf that is entirely made from Hanah Silk bias ribbon. Several different widths were used, and stitched together on the sewing machine. The ruffled roses are also made from silk bias ribbon.

This is a scarf that I knit, from yarn that was made from silk sari borders. It has a lively color combination, lots of colors and fun nubby sections. I made folded edge rosettes from hand-dyed silk velvet ribbon. The centers of the flowers are abalone shell buttons.

This scarf was purchased a few years ago at Cost Plus. It is incredibly detailed with rickrack ribbon stitched into flowers, sequins, and beads! To top it off I made another flower from my book, made from a ribbon that came off a box of Godiva chocolates.

This was a cotton tie that I found at a thrift store several years ago, my guy used to wear it all the time. I thought that it was a perfect garden setting for some of the flowers from my book. I used a great leaf trim for the base, then flowers made from satin, double sided satin, novelty and kimono ribbons. I topped off the embellishments with novelty lady bug and dragonfly buttons; and threw in a few vintage rhinestone buttons.

Enjoy~ Chisten

Creations in Crochet

My friend Gail made me this lovely scarf and I wanted to share it with you. She is an avid crocheter, and this is just a sampling of the flowers, leaves and floral extras that she creates.

 

She has taught me a few flowers, and these are examples of what I have made with here ideas.

My flower is much simpler than hers are, but I love the color of the novelty yarn and the fact that I had a vintage button to use as the center that matched!

This is a neck-piece that I made after experimenting with the techniques that she taught me. I used Pearl cotton #5 and #8.

This is the matching bracelet, with the flowers stitched down on a vintage Jacquard ribbon. Both the neck-piece and the bracelet have a vintage glass button for the closure.

Enjoy~ Christen