Back in November I visited the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate.
The Embroiders Guild had a stall with a few boxes of
'oddments' of donated pieces
no longer required by themselves or their students.
Are they crazy?
Here are a few bits of treasure I rescued from said boxes.
I love smocking and one day I plan to have a go myself...
Antique metallic thread.
One row finished.
The second still waiting.
(a bit like a lot of my projects!)
The following pictures are of various sections of beadwork
faded in their glory but beautiful all the same.
When I come across pieces like these my
imagination runs wild wondering where they came from,
who they belonged to and how the garments must have
looked in their original state.
I also found bits of jewellery.
A tad broken perhaps but I am going to fix them up
and wear them.
I love their muted tones.
This little bracelet sized piece just needs a clasp.
This rather bling number is all hand sewn.
I have no idea what I will use it for yet!
One day it will shout out and be used for ...
As you can gather, I had a great day there.
Thanks for calling in.
Love Daisy xxx