Monday, Monday….. It;s rainy here in Brisbane, and insanely hot!
I normally do not share my daily doings on Social media or even blog about…… So why not this time!?
Get the toddler ready, breakfast…. But first COFFEE!
It’s Christmas time, and when you have a toddler in the house it;s all about Santa, Christmas trees and gifts, gifts and more gifts! Hmmmm!
So after a massive potty training time, that can end up in singing, watching potty videos and funky conversation …. Does Santa see me on the toilet????? The toddler is ready to play! And Me, I am ready for another coffee!
Rushing to the post office to ship some orders out.. and yup it;s still raining!
It;s time to create a bit…. Baby sleeps and I am ready and have time to blog a bit.
But first let me get in the mood! My Scentsy Amazon Rain melting wax is on – Take me to the Amazon!
I am ready to roll!
Coming back from the post office I checked my mailbox and my secret Santa, left something for me! Exited like a little kid I open my gift. Yeah, yeah, I know it;s not Xmas, BUT hey it;s finally quite in the house and I have time for myself! So let me be with the words of my toddler!
Let me tell you how the Secret Santa came along! I am part of a fabulous Group on FB. A fun groups where Graphic Designers come together, talk , discuss job related issues and share design ideas, etc…..and since Christmas is around the corner our Admin the fabulous Anna Dower created the Secret Santa gift exchange! Check her page out she is amazing!
So back to my lace embroidery project till it;s still peaceful!
My Golden Project… is still work in progress and it looks like finally it is talking a shape!
Creating embroidery flowers and metres and metres of Romanian Point Lace cord takes time, but it is quite rewarding to know that the Saree Blouse is shaping slowly.
For the Romanian Cord I am using silk viscose blend Mimosa Brand from Ice Yarn and it has quite some body.
The floral elements
are not only all unique but have all different designs.
The embroidered flowers are a mix of different threads but both with the same composition a silk viscose blend. To have a good finish, on the floral design, is to crochet the back.
It is not only a great end result, it gives body and volume to the whole product. The Saree Blouse, is longer as the traditional Saree designs and it;s covering the stomach area.
The Saree Blouse is inspired by the traditional Mogul culture…. Deep purple and golden royal colours and cream.
If you are interested in some short video updates on the golden project, visit and subscribe to the YouTube Chanel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4PDYoLTOWl4EOItvZTzl7Q
In the world of crochet, knit, lace making, bobbin, Irish crochet, there is a lot to pick from when it comes to threads….
Do you have a favourite thread to work with? I sure do…. and I am pretty sure if you are a professional in the fibre world and you deal on a daily base with yarn and thread you have.
When it comes to cotton, I have to say that DMC is always first- it;s expensive but it does a fabulous job. Not only that it is great to work with but it keeps it;s shape and that is what you want, when it comes to Irish lace and Romanian Point Lace (RPL) at least.
Now when we do not talk about cotton, I love to work with viscose. It its light, easy to crochet the cord with for the Romanian Lace and it has a nice luxurious finish. Here as well we have many brands to work with.
Today I want to introduce two of my favourite that I love to crochet with and to make lace.
These are both from Yarn- Paradise and one is from the brand ICE Yarns named MIMOSA and the other is also from ICE Yarns but called YarnArt TULIP
They are both Viscose Microfibre and differ just a little in price. Both are great to work with and give a pleasant finish to your projects.
MIMOSA is slightly a bit more rigid, that means it;s great for lace projects that are meant to be as home decoration or for jewellery.
It has more body and can handle the a 3D design. It is very flexible and stretchable.
The YarnArt TULIP is also very great does a very good job, BUT is softer and your finger will thank you. Specially if you tent to have a very tight tension, when you crochet, knit or doing RPL.
You can feel the difference, once you touch the threads. The TULIP is very soft, great for knitting, crochet and I love to use it for embroidery.
If there is any thread you like to work with, feel free to let me know! Also tell me about your experience with these brands or other microfibre, viscose, cotton, etc…
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