Thursday, 8 November 2012

Lant roundup

Good morning ladies.  It's been a while since we've had a LANT roundup.  For those of you that don't know, LANT stands for Learn a New Technique.  I'm on a one-woman mission to try every craft in my huge Crafts List (and always looking for new suggestions if I've missed anything) and I'm encouraging you to learn something new too.  If you've tried a new craft, or a new technique within a craft you already do, please add it to my ongoing Linky.

So, first the feature.  Go and see how Pam at Threading My Way tackled pintucks.    


and she also had a go at sewing on a suit button with great success.


I've tackled quite a few new techniques recently.

I had a go with the coiling gizmo to make jewellery.



I pioneered grease proof paper candles (well maybe I didn't, but I've never seen them before!)


As part of the Zakka Style sew along I had a go at glue in purse frames,


then more recently I tried sew in purse frames for the UR Priceless blog hop (see bottom of post).


I took a one-day course in silver art clay.


Reverse applique was my next victim technique.


And finally I learnt to make peyote stitch stars. 



If you'd tried something new, I'd love it if you linked up.



It's now day 4 of the UR Priceless blog hop, hosted by the lovely Katherine.  Go and visit the participants, there's a chance to win a price with each comment you leave!  Click the button above to see the prizes and the full line up.

Day 4 - Nov. 8th
as sweet as peaches
Deborah B
Birgit H
Fish Creek Studio
A Quilter's Table
Lily Patch Quilts
Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio
Mary F
Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm
The Desert Rat Chronicles
Sally K
Paris at a Certain Age
From Blank Pages
Quilt Taffy
Barb H

5 comments:

Pam said...

Thanks so much, Wendy. I had fun with that pintucked skirt. I've just checked out your Crafts List. You might need two lifetimes to attempt them all, not that I know what they all are... LOL!!!

made by ChrissieD said...

Wow Wendy, you've been SOOOO busy :)

JoJo said...

I love trying new stuff too! I used to belong to a craft kit of the month club that was awesome b/c you'd get all the supplies you needed to try a new idea w/o having to sink your own money into it at the craft store.

Lisa (Needles and Wool) said...

I love the idea of always learning new skills and improving in your craft. It is very important not to get too comfortable and to keep challenging oneself. Great blog!Its amazing all the new things that you've tried.
I'll be checking in for ideas :)

Lisa

Samantha said...

We've just come back from Center Parcs and tried a willow workshop (wow, seriously, wow) and a silk painting workshop (I'm disappointed with my background). I'd recommend the willow workshop with the same guy but he's down in Longleat :) Silk painting is just a case of equipment and giving it a go with a good tutorial I'd imagine!