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Paisley Lotus Tambour Embroidery
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Christmas Tree Quilt - 2013
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Logans Quilt - a quilt for my grandson
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Dragonfly Carry-All - Front Closeup
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Dragonfly Carry-All
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Paisley Lotus Tambour Embroidery
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Gardenias mini-quilt
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Christmas Tree Quilt - 2013
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Caruso On LOgan's Quilt
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Logans Quilt - a quilt for my grandson
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Logan and Adam w the quilt
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Dragonfly Carry-All - Front Closeup
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Dragonfly Carry-All
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Blessing Hand I - center detail
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Blessing Hand I - Pendant detail
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bone medallions on olive tree wood - detail 3
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Very large Raven horn and antler stand pic 3
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3 roses tambour hook
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Box Project 3 - Researching Finishes
     A large part of any project seems to be the research that goes into the processes and techniques needed to achieve it.  Now that I've decided to paint the box, my next step was to find out how to do that and get a really authentic look to it.  The history of Chinese and Japanese lacquerware (urushiol-based lacquer) is a long and impressive one.  When done right, the result is not only beautiful, but the lacquer itself cures through oxidation and polymerization to form a a kind of natural plastic that is extremely robust and can last over a thousand years.  The process of applying it is long and arduous and includes lots of noxious an
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Lining Up my Ducks
My first step with the box is to get it to the point that it can be glued.  Right now its covered in pealing shards of veneer.  some of it has come off with the slightest touch; some of it needed a little help from fingernails and a palette knife.  The rest is proving to be stubborn.  I can tell from the brown/amber crystals here and there when the pieces pop off that it was all originally put on with hide glue.  This may prove to be a blessing in disguise because I know from the research I did for the glue book that hide glue will let go with steam.  So probably tomorrow I will address the issue with hot damp towels and a steam iron.  The Ph
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A New Project - A Regency Box
I see by the dates its been a very long time since I posted here.  So maybe its time I updated things.   Maybe its something about summer and being shut in the house with the air conditioning droning on and on.  And maybe its summer that makes me think in terms of embarking on long-term projects.  No, I always think in terms of really big projects. LOL  This time the idea was sparked by members of an embroidery list I belong to.  One of the members has been posting pictures of gorgeous Palais Royale sewing boxes.  Richly glowing exotic veneer coffers laden with exquisitely carved mother-of-pearl sewing tools such as would have been used by Ma
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Hippie Birdbaths!
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Hippie Birdbaths!
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Hippie Birdbaths!
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Peter-The-KnotterStudent Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday Maya!  :hug:   :party: