Friday, 26 September 2008

'Come buy , come buy'

...'just a sample of what is available at Prick Your Finger at the moment !
Above is the Millefiore button , a mass of french knots in a lovely hand-dyed thread , available in two colours at the moment. Next is a card of Heaven buttons , inspired by cow parsley and Dante !! These are made with fragments of antique lace , silver threads and beads ( and there are sets for Hell and Purgatory ! )

Lastly , a card of Hollyhock buttons. Embroidered with another hand-dyed thread and inspired by domestic embroidery from the 1930s.

...and many more at the shop , plus cards.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Get it to fit , love it forever !

I will be running a class at Prick Your Finger once a month to help you resuscitate , recreate or resurrect your clothes. If you always find that things just don't fit right or maybe you've a project that you need help with , Rachael and I will be there to show you how to do it . We both have a lot of experience in making clothes and I have a passion for 'make do and mend'.
What you learn in the class will be literally tailored to your needs and you can then go away and apply it to all your outfits forever more !!
All the details can found on the PYF blog , just follow the link above.

Creating a black hole.

Now that the Hadron Collider has been shut down we may go short of black holes so I have made one as back-up . All you have to do is take a pair of colliders ( knitting needles) and with some super string you can rustle one up in no time ...........which is very apt considering this is quantum physics. Once created I simply folded space ,as you can see in the picture, to prove that there are indeed such things as symmetrical particles. I think I may have created a couple of small worm holes in the process but that was to be expected. If it turns out that this one is surplus to requirements I will carry on using it as a hot pan holder.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

a new window....... Prick Your Finger


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