Saturday, August 21, 2010

ATC Sharing Sessions, Tatted Needle Book and ATCs Received

In addition to the ATC on Parade exhibition, we had 2 ATC sharing sessions - in Bishan Library on 7 Aug and in Ang Mo Kio Library on 15 Aug. There weren't big crowds, but comfortable-size groups for the 4 of us to share some of our collections in the hour-long sessions. It was an eye opener even among ourselves, going through all the ATCs in so many different mediums, different themes and different styles created by people from all walks of life from every part of the continents. Amazing!

That's me in Bishan Library ...

and in Ang Mo Kio Library. Both photos taken by Moses.

I have received another tree ATC from Teresa, this one is embroidered on fabric. Thank you, Teresa!

This is the first silk ribbon embroidery piece in my collection, really love it! These lovely ATCs were created by Ati in Norway.

I have been thinking of making a needle book for ages. Since I started sewing all the fabric ATCs, my needles are everywhere, but sometimes, they are simply nowhere to be found : ( . I know this must be the time to make a needle book. Tatted flowers with Gutermann Sulky threads adorned the felt pieces put together in a booklet. Oh, I love pink!

I always try to make another one similar ATC, in addition to the one traded, for keeping. This is mine for keeping, with "ellen" embroidered on the bag. Now, I'm stitching alphabets, though it's still a long way to perfecting my words.

With barely half a month's time from Teachers' Day, it's full swing into making up the teachers' presents for the children in-between their homework. Mummy has to help too with most of the cutting and giving lots of guidance on the stitching! What are we making? We'll see next week!


umintsuru said...

Your needlebook is so pretty. Love the colours of the flowers and great arrangement too.

Eliz (tatknot) said...

Artist Trading Cards is such a wonderful concept! I really enjoying seeing those you make as well as those you receive. Your needle case is lovely--full of color and texture. It will be a joy to use it, I'm sure.

singtatter said...

Yes, Umi, I love the flowers so much, I think I'm doing another small version!

Hi Eliz, ATCs are great in that they are small, so it is a great platform to try new things. Great way to promote tatting too, when others receive tatted pieces.