Tuesday, 16 September 2014

the rose

This is a flower with three layers of rings and chains on one single inner ring. I used the colours which I had on the shuttles, but the next try will be in rosa, because it looks like a rose. Some modifications are needed and as it is made with 4 shuttles, if they have the same colour of thread on them, or are of the same colour, they probably have to be numbered, but the procedure is not so difficult and very enjoying.

Monday, 15 September 2014


I eventually managed to tat a daffodil! Unfortunately the scanner is not the right media to evidence the threedimensional shape of this flower, which is much nicer, than how it appears here.

Saturday, 13 September 2014


The malva is one of the first flowers, which anounce the spring and warm weather coming. I like so much to see it during my walks on the hills around Prato.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

bits and pieces

Today my 10 year old granddaughter Rebecca made this picture with my bits and pieces!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

colourplay number 6

This was very difficult. Yesterday evening the second flower to join on the previos was always wrong and I did not understand, why. So, frustrated, I went to bed, determined to solve the problem. So first I thougt about not to join the flowers directly, but to put rings between later, but thinking about the position of the first chain of the flower I solved the problem. And...here it is!

Monday, 8 September 2014

colourplay number 5

I'm continuing playing with coloured flowers!

Friday, 5 September 2014

colourplay number 4

It is a long time that I had that dream to tat colourful flowers. This edging is made with 4 threads. For the two big flowers I used the daisy picot technique, which I developped further. Threads are carried inside the chains and the whole edging is made in one pass.