My Friend, Hiroko Kubota's New Book- "Embroidered Cats" - Have you ever visited "hiroko kubota"s flickr album? You must be amazed her embroidered cats there. They look alive. I am sure whoever see her stitched cat...
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|Here Lynne has rolled out a large piece of fondant mixed with a bit of tylose for strength. She begins by laying down food-grade dowels, the first one in the middle under the fondant. The next two on top and either side of the middle one. She carries on in this manner to the size of drape she wants.|
|When the dowels are in, she trims to size and then carefully removes the dowels|
|She gently shaped the pleated piece, pinching each end together.|
|Here's the finished piece, several of which could be used on a tiered cake, and where the individual pieces of draping joined, place a gumpaste rose, for example.|
|Here she is working on a small fan-shaped piece|
|Here Lynne is demonstrating a pleating tray available from Creative Cutters, you can see the tray at the bottom of the photo.|
|This is a nice selection of Lynne's work.|
|Glenys tried her hand. She's making a fan shaped piece.|
|Here it is finished.|
|Cynthia is outlining the leaf with royal icing|
|Next step is to gently brush icing from the inside edge of the leaf towards the centre of the leaf.|
|There's definitely a technique to show that petals are overlapping.|
Thank you both, Lynne and Cynthia, for your interesting and informative demos.
The next meeting for members is on Sunday, 25th at 2pm at St. Margaret's in the Pines, Lawrence and Kingston Roads.
Glenys will demo gelatin flowers and wings. If anyone has any gelatin items at home they've done before and would like to show them, that would be great.
|I'm taking part in Anita's stitchalong. She's teaching a bunch of us an Indian embroidery style called Chikan embroidery. Anita's blog is Artistic Fingers and is on my sidebar.|
|This is my March block for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2012. I'm using Carole Samples wonderful book as inspiration for old and unusual seams.|
|This is also a block for March. I want to complete the project at the end of 2012, but I'll need to have more than 12 blocks. So when I can I'll make an extra one.|