Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Patchwork and Bedsteads

Today was Dollshouse Club and Oly came to my house where we sat at my desk, sewing and gluing, and sorting through our stash. I started a new patchwork, something easy on the hands because yesterday I started making an 'Iron Bed'.
This is as far as I got. I drew a pattern on paper, sellotaped the uprights to the paper to keep them still, then twisted and twirled wire - easy? Yes, fairly easy to make one scroll but very difficult to make another match. Then to make four or eight that all look acceptable and something like the same - not easy!
When I went to bed last night my hands, wrists and arms were aching! So today I did miniature patchwork and gave my hands a well earned rest.
We have rain, rain and more rain here so it's been nice to cosy up in my workroom with a good friend and play.
Thanks for calling in!


  1. Hey Gill

    I'm curious to see how it goes with your iron bed.

    I think ists not easy to make it.

    LG Alexandra

  2. Hi Gill... have you considered setting up a template or a jig (of sorts) for forming your wire scrolls? I've seen it done with pins or nails in a board around which the wire is bent. Much easier to make multiples of the same shape that way.

    1. Oh yes, what a good idea! Why didn't I think of that????? Thank you!!

  3. I think the iron bed will be beautiful!

    1. I hope it will be beautiful, that's if it's strong enough to stand up! X

  4. It looks wonderful. I'm curious to see it finished.
    Bye Faby