Friday, June 19, 2015
A Time To Stitch Eight ~ Sign Ups June 20-27, Reveal November 21
Yes ~ Therese and I are ready to sign you up again, at your say-so.
We'd like to do it now to give you all a nice looooooooong time to get your projects done...or to procrastinate, as Therese pointed out in conversation ;-)
This time around, we are doing Amulet Bags, Totes, Purses, Clutches. Some part of them will be made of bead weaving. It is up to you do decide if the whole bag will be done in bead weaving stitches, or the strap only, or bead embroidery on fibers, or netting on fibers, etc. Just some obvious part.
Back in College when I went out to bars, I carried my I.D.(folded the laminate to make it fit), some money, and my apartment key in an amulet bag around my neck. It was easy and compact and I didn't have to worry about a purse while I was out. Now that the kids are carrying most of their own stuff these days, I want to go back to that ease again...the amulet bag, not the bars. I have a porch now for that ;-)
Here is the my Pearl Street Bar Hopping Amulet Bag (purchased in the late 80s in Estes Park for $30)...for all the smokey, sweaty, sticky places it has been, it is still in great shape :
There are many free tutorials out there :
Bella On Line Amulet Bag Pattern
Fire Mountain Gems Amulet Bag Pattern
Earth Mother Crafts Winter Cardinal Amulet Bag
Go on Google Image and be wowed and amazed! And wowed some more.
Since it is five months until the reveal, we are planning on sending a few more reminders over the months than we normally do So please, when you sign up, include your e-mail, blog address, and name. Even if you know we have it. We greatly appreciate it!