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How to end couched metallic border

Started by Mimu Rubin. Last reply by Mimu Rubin Jan 4, 2013. 8 Replies

Does anyone have suggestions re: how to end couched metallic borders as in this collar piece?Continue

Tags: collar, embellishing, neckpiece, wear, to

Botanic Garden Journey Sack

Started by Mimu Rubin. Last reply by Elena Rosenberg Aug 19, 2012. 5 Replies


How I created A Small Path In Time and Space

Started by Mimu Rubin Jan 20, 2012. 0 Replies

For this piece I…Continue

Tags: collage, media, mixed, art, fiber

More Journey Sack

Started by Mimu Rubin May 20, 2010. 0 Replies

This Botanic Garden Journey sack is evolving. A printmaking teacher I studied with many years ago, talked about "passages". She would block off bits and see what worked best. There are passages in…Continue

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Comment by Jerrine Varila Voelker on June 8, 2012 at 8:05pm

Robbin thank you for the invite however I live in Naples, FL....the SW.  Guess we will have to stay in touch here....We are not have rain....:)   I am about to start on a beach and palm scene.  I am going to use a mixture of medium...I'll stay in touch.

Comment by Andrea Lily on June 8, 2012 at 12:58pm

I am working on a doll as a gift... using thread painting for the face. I have NEVER done this before, but after a few stops and starts, getting my singer set just right, I am now on a roll. We shall see how it turns out. Wish me luck!

Comment by Robbin Neff on June 7, 2012 at 7:39pm

The computer was blown with Tropical Storm Beryl, and now it's back!  I have so missed being in touch.  Needless to say, I have been working on many things, some almost completed, and even more new embroidery stitches to share.


Jerriene, what a wonderful name.  I am in FL, where it is currently flooding, with a week's worth of rain yet to come, and way far from anyone.  On the other hand, the studio doors are open to anyone from FAMM, passing through this way.  It would be fun to play in the studio with someone else.  I meet with people on FAMM here.  I enjoy it tremendously.  I hope you come again and again, and share what you are up to also.


My pics will be taken when it isn't so dark out.  My flash is not all it should be, but the pics are available in RAW and JPG, or both.  If they were printed at size taken, they would be about 50".  I always downsize the images for on here. 


To tease you about what is coming, I have been working on a palm tree art quilt, the second in a small series of three.  The series goes with my photography, and is called Palm Prints.  Of course there are the new embroidery stitches.  Now that they are settled, they need a name, and to be placed on one of my Willie Nillies.   I also (finally) got some polymer clay, and intend on making buttons that will be embroidered.  Doesn't that sound interesting.  When I get my kiln, there will be buttons and stuff from that also.  I also went to the toy (hardware) store.  I bought backsplash tiles in clear round and clear oblong.  I plan on cabachoning those, after the backs are altered.  Of course does not scratch the surface of what I am up to, but it is enough for today.


Isn't this fun!?


Comment by Jerrine Varila Voelker on June 7, 2012 at 3:56pm

Hello,  I hope I have found the right group...Would you please let me know how and when you meet (so on and so forth)....I am looking forward to getting to know each of you in a new way.......When I receive information I will then have to schedule my time.....Thank you

Comment by Robbin Neff on May 26, 2012 at 6:31pm

Well, instead of creating with fiber, I am laying sod.  In this heat and humidity, it's so easy to get sick.  It's exhausting.  Now for an evening of thread and needle work.

Comment by Robbin Neff on May 23, 2012 at 2:07am

It's 2AM!  I should be asleep.  Thinking about new embroidery stitches kept me awake.  Here is an image of the a few I got up and did.  I must have over 50 total now.  I wish I could write a book and share them with everyone.


Comment by Mimu Rubin on May 22, 2012 at 2:34pm

Good work, Robbin. One of these days I'll try my hand at crochet...

Comment by Robbin Neff on May 22, 2012 at 1:59pm

Today:  chemo caps, crotchet phone case, pillows for cancer patients, putting together pillow scraps into something new.  Ok, ok.  Housework too.

Comment by Robbin Neff on May 22, 2012 at 1:57pm

I am like you Mimu.  Some are experiments (which can be incorporated with other projects later), and some are so fun, I just do them again and again.  Through wonderful groups like this, we can broaden our horizons without commiting to sailing over them.  This is a covering I am crotcheting for my Android phone, which never fits cell phone covers.  The pattern is easy. 

Crotchet beginning with an odd number of chains.  Single crotchet, beginning in second chain from hook, entire first row.  Second row alternates with single crotchet, then extended treble (wrap hook as for treble, pull up thread, only take first stitch under 1 loop, all the rest 2 at a time), ending in single crotchet.  The treble is pushed forward.

This is the new thread at Hobby Lobby.  It works up beautifully.  After trying it, had to go get all they had in stock.

Comment by Mimu Rubin on May 22, 2012 at 10:13am

Welcome, Bonnie Cook. We look forward to your work and input.


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