I think you'll agree that Claudia did a beautiful job both with stitching and finishing her case and also with her wonderful photography. Don't you love the way she's staged her photos? Thanks, Claudia, for sharing your lovely work.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Maidens of the Sea by Claudia
I don't know if it is summertime or my recent trip to the coast of California that has me longing to once again be near the water. Somehow it seems appropriate today to show a nautical project. Today's photos are of Claudia Ciceri's Maidens of the Sea. Claudia is from Bareggio, Italy.
Claudia wrote, "I've attached pictures of my latest finish, your gorgeous Maidens of the Sea. I love the sea.... and it has been a pure pleasure to stitch this pocket! So tiny but so detailed too... And the finishing is so smart! Just one piece of linen that folded can reach this shape... Gorgeous!
"As you can see, I had to change little things on it: no light blue seahorse wool piece and no seahorse golden charm on the fob... But I found the way to substitute them having the same lovely final effect!!! "
Claudia's first photo shows her case closed along with the scissors weight and the two fish threadwinders that come in the chart package. The wonderful fish on the scissors weight tassel is something that Claudia added herself.The next photo shows the inside of Claudia's case. Instead of the wool seahorse needlepage shown on my model, Claudia decided to add a third heart-shaped ring. Her fish threadwinders are peeping out of the pocket.The next photo shows the pocket. Claudia's hand in the photo gives you a clue about the size of this small sewing case.The final photo shows the sewing case opened to reveal both the front with the mermaids and the back with a ship and lighthouse.