I have a love for everything feminine, romantic, and Victorian. When I was a child, my grandmother sat me down with a ball of crochet cotton and a hook, and began her instruction by having me make one long chain. She also taught me to sew, embroider, and do fine needlework. Her lessons have served me well.
I usually use two to three different complementary designs to create a single garter. The hours I spend making them include choosing the designs that will blend well and deciding on the right embellishments for the finished product. Every item I produce involves many hours of work; I take no shortcuts and use nothing more than a ball of thread and a hook. (Oh, and a sewing machine if something calls for it.)
I have recently expanded my creativity into making jewelry, the type of vintage styling that I look for when I'm shopping for new items for myself…
- Joined October 17, 2006