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Carolyn Foley
Brisbane Australia
I am a Embroidery Designer and Tutor. I am married with three children, all young adults.
Interests: art, design, technology, teaching, embroidery, clothing, textile, quilting.
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Sometimes you can be lucky. I was lucky the other day when I was reminded on Facebook that there was an exhibition called War quilts showing out at the Ipswich Art Gallery. It is only on for a week and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at caro-rose-creations
Yes, this one had 4 sides! Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on WIPW at caro-rose-creations
This was a most interesting class and learning about Persian culture an eye opener.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on More effort needed! at caro-rose-creations
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As per usual I grossly under estimated the amount of work in the borders. I thought I would be finished by now but I have only finished the inner border. This inner border is worked in single faggot stitch. Now,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at caro-rose-creations
She has another book called “Shetland Oo, Wool Textiles, work.” Not a knitting pattern in it but a series of essays about the crafts people of the island and what they produce. Both Kate and her husband Tom are academics who have given away university life . She designs knitting he takes wonderful photos. They bring all that academic rigour and knowledge to their work. Both are in their early 40’s.
I have found that is true with this current re organisation.
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Last Sunday friend Janey invited me to an embroidery class that was being held in the Brisbane City Library. This was an event to celebrate Harmony Day and Nowruz , (Persian New Year). We joined the Iranian Society of Queensland... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at caro-rose-creations
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The weather is still a problem here. We haven't had decent rain since before last Xmas. So wouldn't you know, it rained on the day my new book, Inspired by Islay, was delivered. Luckily I saw it out there in... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at caro-rose-creations
Why didn’t I think of that?
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2017 on Mary's Bag at caro-rose-creations
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I don't know about you but I have a variety of containers on my desks to hold stuff. Tins, glass jars holders from desk sets. The middle desk It wasn't until I started to photograph these that I realised how... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at caro-rose-creations
Mary is a very interesting person.
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2017 on Mary's Bag at caro-rose-creations
Thanks I will Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2017 on WIPW at caro-rose-creations
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Mary from my cottage patchwork group is a great vintage and op shop shopper. (That was a mouth full.) She came to the meeting the other night with a carry bag she had picked up from St. Vinnies. Boy it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at caro-rose-creations
I’m not sure.
I intend to put the chatting and stitching theory to test tomorrow. I’ll tell you how it goes.
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2017 on WIPW at caro-rose-creations
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Lately the creativity bug has got me and my mind is racing with ideas so I thought it needed to calm down. What to calm it? Back to an old cross stitch that I started in 2005. I will finish... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at caro-rose-creations
I hate not being able to do something. This stitched has bugged me since I was a young teenager and I have had various attempts at mastering it. This time I will keep at it till I get it right, even if it kills me.
It sure is.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2017 on WIPW at caro-rose-creations
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There is a Pottery business here on the island that has been here for years. Wright's Pottery. I have often bought plates and other odds and ends but they also makes flower pots and bird baths. I would eventually like... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at caro-rose-creations
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This design offered so much promise but I did it all wrong. I think it would have been a lot better if I had just used a simple outline stitch instead of arguing with this #*% of a piece of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at caro-rose-creations
Up close and personal, deafening.
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2017 on Where I live at caro-rose-creations
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I am stitching but I just can't show anyone what I am doing at the moment. Secrets, secrets. But I am doing other things. I went to a book launch in which I am one of 50 women featured in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at caro-rose-creations
Yes I’m quite pleased with it.
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2017 on WIPW at caro-rose-creations
I have at times hated and loved it. I think I like it at the moment. Thanks Queenie.
Toggle Commented Mar 7, 2017 on WIPW at caro-rose-creations
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Another one hits the dust! Yoo Hoo. The book-cover is finished and constructed. I doubted this design would stitch up as I had imagined it in my mind. (A5 book size.) My direct inspiration for this is the tree trunks... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at caro-rose-creations