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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.
Recent Activity
I’m going to have to be very careful in this heat.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Too much heat at caro-rose-creations
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I managed to make myself very ill over the weekend. It was a combination of trying to do too much, extreme heat and a virus. Result, severe dehydration and I really knocked myself out . On Saturday we took our... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at caro-rose-creations
Thanks Queenie, I think the exhibition in Toyko was at the Amuse Museum. I really like Mr Kamata’s work and it makes me wonder just who else is doing things in Japan that we never hear about.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Language difficulties at caro-rose-creations
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I have a half dozen new books that I am going to read. Since my old book club disbanded I have found it hard to get interested in new books. At lunch the other day my friend enthused about all... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at caro-rose-creations
Thanks, that has to wait until February.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on A trip to the gallery at caro-rose-creations
This is what is called ’silver stab’. It is from a region where they use a few intense patterns densely. He has used those traditional patterns in a totally different way. O
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Language difficulties at caro-rose-creations
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I met a friend at the Art Gallery yesterday to look at the new exhibition. What did I see? Kids, kids and more kids. It is school holidays here and the Gallery of Modern Art always has great activities. Result... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at caro-rose-creations
I found the story on kogin-kogin.blogspot.com. This young man often has interesting stories on his blog.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Language difficulties at caro-rose-creations
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It is so difficult to view a Japanese site using Google and I have to use Google so that I can have them BADLY translated. I came across a reference to a Kogin stitching competition that was held this month... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at caro-rose-creations
I have this thing about rules. It’s a teacher thing.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on The month of experiments at caro-rose-creations
This kind of pace can not be sustained. I’m back teaching again from next week so I have put in a concerted effort.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on WIPW at caro-rose-creations
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I have already shown the Kogin work I have been doing but wait, there is more! I have finished testing my new pattern for a packet of pocket tissues and now have the first 5 pieces cut out ready to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at caro-rose-creations
Thanks Queenie. I love Mr Narita’s comment that the Kogin patterns are like a musical scale. It is how you arrange the patterns that makes the music.
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2017 on The month of experiments at caro-rose-creations
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This month is turning into 'The Month of Experiments'. I have lots of ideas that I want to test out. I haven't used any of the Hishi Sashi patterns in my work for a while and in another piece I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at caro-rose-creations
Yes, they are thriving.
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2017 on Where I live at caro-rose-creations
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A month before Xmas I planted out some pots with the aim of having flowers to display when I had everyone staying. They grew nice and green but no flowers. I also planted some herbs which looked as though they... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at caro-rose-creations
It may take some time but I will get there eventually.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2017 on Straight lines & Curves at caro-rose-creations
Gee I didn’t know any of those things.
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2017 on Straight lines & Curves at caro-rose-creations
The cheap price of these kind of told me some thing was wrong.
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I have thought of a new design for my next Kogin project but I am finding it difficult to realise it. The problem is that Kogin embroidery is all about straight lines. All the designs are mainly based on a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at caro-rose-creations
It wasn’t!
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2017 on WIPW at caro-rose-creations
Suspected when I saw the price that these were too cheap to be the real thing.
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I am experimenting with dying and embroidering some scarves and have ordered a variety of these from China. They are very cheap. These five only cost $6 AU and that included the postage. But I did order white and got... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at caro-rose-creations
I hope so.
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2017 on WIPW at caro-rose-creations
Thank You
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2017 on Happy New Year at caro-rose-creations