Saturday, September 3, 2011
some things that I have learnt
When I set out to make the box I pictured in my last post I wanted to try something new. The fact that the fabrics were ones I would not have chosen myself I felt free to try something different.
This was the beginning of lots of lessons.
On this journey I discovered that
1. If the project is described as "easy" that just means that the person writing the book had no difficulty doing it.
2. A project that includes lots of small pieces of fabric and very little stitching can only be harder than one that requires lots of stitching. Those little pieces just move around as they please.
3. When creating a round element in a project figure out how you are going to do the outer edge before you commence.
4. Cutting, folding and ironing small pieces of cloth is not easy when you have arthritis in your hands.
5. Trying new techniques is challenging and satisfying.
5. Dropping your spectacles on the bathroom floor on a Friday evening is likely to cause considerable inconvenience.
Yes I did that and yes it does.