Before Framing - at the framers testing out matboard colours
On display at the show - the framed one in the middle with the red SECOND ribbon :)
So now.. followint the buzz of excitement I felt about creating my latest works, and actually getting some into a gallery (and almost - it's in the works - making a sale!) I've decided that I should take stock of what I have and look at 'speciallising' in what I love most - 3D machine embroidery. Which means that I've decided that it's time to get rid of the myriad of "stuff" in my spare room/studio and just focus on what I need - threads, soluble fabrics and my sewing machine. I can't quite be that ruthless though, so I think I'll still hang onto the bag-making stuff (fabric and bag hardware) but there's lots that's going to go!
I kicked off the downsizing this week by listing lots and lots of sewing machine threads that I no longer use on ebay (I've found a brand of threads that works better for me - my work is thick and bulky and I need a strong thread). Yesterday I listed my old Bernina Sewing Machine, and later today I'm hoping to put some more stuff up. Keep an eye out if you're interested - my ebay username is artstitches (of course!)