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Monday, 13 May 2013
Sakura is Tatsue Shibata's third book, she has also written 'The Language of Flowers' and 'Love and Roses'. There is also a brilliant YouTube video of her work. My overall impression of this book is that it is definitely a book for parchment crafters who know the basic techiniques as there is no instruction. It is not too difficult, however, if you have a bit of experience to use the excellent detailed photographs and pattern together with a list of tools required to make the various projects.
There are patterns for cards, 3D patterns for candle holder, basket, lampshades, box and much more, all themed on the beautiful Japanese Sakura flower.
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Tina Cox has designed eight lovely smaller cards for beginners to start parchment crafting. These cards are brilliant to use for any occasion and as usual you can mix and match the elements of Tina's card designs to make your own unique cards. Included in this package is the 'Beginners Technique Guide' and complete instructions plus a full size colour illustration for each card. These designs can also be used for toppers, but altogether a great package to get everyone inspired to start parchment craft.
Thursday, 4 April 2013
The new Pergamano Book '25 Years' is an anniversary book which has 25 projects by 25 Pergamano teachers and enthusiasts. This is an outstanding book with projects for cards, wall decorations, fan, dreamcatcher, boxes and calyx for a tea light. There are plenty of Anniversary cards, I particularly like this one designed by Linda Williams.
There is a huge variety of projects and designs from 25 authors, definitely something for everyone.
Saturday, 23 February 2013
Here is my new free pattern design for a bookmark. There are instructions for both the coloured and whitework version of the bookmark. Download the bookmark free pattern and feel free to change and bring new dimensions to the design. I would love to see what you have created so send me a picture and I will put it in the gallery.
Saturday, 8 December 2012
Pergamano produced this Christmas Special in 2010, it is still available and has some lovely patterns from many designers such as Linda Williams, Kannikar Sukseree, Pat Hosking, Miki Green and Martha Ospina. In all 20 patterns designed for Christmas. There are patterns for Christmas cards, a centrepiece for the table, ornaments for the tree and a Christmas Mandala.
Here is my go at the Christmas Bauble, I have not done it exactly as the pattern, some changes were planned others were not!
If you are following a pattern and make a mistake - just carry on and see what happens.