Archive | July 2014

Joined the Thistle Threads Casket Class at last!

Finally made the decision to sign up on Trisha Nguyen’s Casket class and am very excited about it. I am starting with Part I and have only read Lesson I so far. Tricia promises about 900 pages of materials, so I know what my reading is going to be for the next 18 months. Now that I’ve made this decision, I will not use the boxes described earlier in this blog as I wasn’t happy with them for this purpose anyway.
I already know the design I plan to use which came to me at 1 a.m. when I was trying to sleep. My mind was racing with the concept and at 4 a.m. finally gave in to the urge and went and typed my ideas before I lost them all. It will be based on Queen Elizabeth I and her courtiers and not the usual 17th c. monarchs, Charles I or Charles II. I may also work a stumpwork mirror later on and probably use either of these monarchs on the mirror surround.