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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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I'm not sure why but this stitch caused me so much angst. I stitched 5 or 6 versions before I was happy with the result. In the end I decided to change the stitch, slightly , and add beads to... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at caro-rose-creations
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24th July Crab pots Continue reading
Posted yesterday at caro-rose-creations
I started it as an experiment having never seen another one like it. I think the final look will depend on what I stitch on the outside borders outside that frame. Still thinking about that one.
Toggle Commented yesterday on WIPW at caro-rose-creations
That is why I have tried to stitch each of the techniques at one go. It does you head in trying to swap from one to the other.
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I do like the work of (graffitti) artist Banksy. I found a whole gallery of some of his best work here. All of his work is entertaining and lots of it makes us stop and think. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at caro-rose-creations
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23rd July Figurehead From the ship Mary Wadley lost at Green Isladn Creek 1901 Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at caro-rose-creations
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I'm still plugging away at my fusion piece. This is the last of the Eastern blocks. Now I have to go from counting threads to counting spaces between the threads for the Western blocks. I have 16 blocks to design... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at caro-rose-creations
The things that made making these curtains so hard was my husband who insisted that they were .5cm too long!!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Back in my own bedroom at caro-rose-creations
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22nd July Figure head from the ship Zephyr wrecked 1913 off Maria Island Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at caro-rose-creations
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I can lay in bed and look up at the ceiling and it is so far away, not like the bedroom I have been in where everything is so close. Not that the ceilings are so low they are about... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at caro-rose-creations
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21st July Melting Monment Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at caro-rose-creations
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Hishizashi Patterns No 430 - 441 This past week has been difficult. I am trying to get upstairs so that I can move my bedroom up there. I find living down stairs leaves me closed in and I have difficulty... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at caro-rose-creations
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20th July Water Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at caro-rose-creations
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19th July Glass Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at caro-rose-creations
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I have just purchased a copy of Yvette Stanton's new book "Sardinian Knotted Embroidery" Like all of Yvette's books it has great images and is easy to follow. This is mainly coral stitch and there are lots of images that... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at caro-rose-creations
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17th July Glass & water - 1 Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at caro-rose-creations
I keep telling myself “ I will just do a bit more” then the housework doesn’t get done but the stitching does.
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2014 on WIPW at caro-rose-creations
Having a nice stiff linen and a perle thread makes all the difference. Wish I was having so much success with the Sardinian Knots.
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2014 on TAST 2014 - Stitch No 121 at caro-rose-creations
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Stitch No 121 Twisted Lattice Stitch I had fun playing around with this stitch. It isn't quite the same as that demonstrated by Sharon, I have added to it a bit. I started by stitching a row of Herringbone on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at caro-rose-creations
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16th July Chairs - 3 Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at caro-rose-creations
I always find working with children rewarding no matter what.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2014 on Children's Holiday Class at caro-rose-creations
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Another block completed on the fushion piece and only one more eastern design to go. It needs the western designs now to balance the piece. Another cross stitch piece finished but still to be assembled. And that is all I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at caro-rose-creations
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15th July Chairs - 2 Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at caro-rose-creations
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I wasn't well and I have to admit that I found this class hard because of that. Also, I was short on volunteers to help but there weren't as many children as usual so we managed to get by. As... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at caro-rose-creations
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14th July Chairs - 1 Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at caro-rose-creations