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Wednesday, 28-Apr-2010 03:27 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Ribbon Embroidery

Coursework
1st try
2nd try
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I have found a new LOVE!!

RIBBON EMBROIDERY (RE)

Saturday 24th April 2010 was a special day because I went to Basic Ribbon Embroidery course, conducted by the esteemed Puan Suzana Mustafa aka Puan Ann.

I was supposed to attend the course in Feb 2010 but I wound up having to postpone it due to my little incident with hot water.

Puan Ann is a renowned craft enthusiast in Malaysia particularly in RE and has authored 2 books on the subject. She is working on her 3rd book, which deals with advanced RE techniques.

The RM200 fee was very cheap in comparison to the amount of knowledge I acquired from the course. And the tools and supply were more than enough to make extra projects. An RE book by Pn Ann (worth RM39) was included too.

We learned how to make folded roses, web roses, carnations, sunflowers/daisies, blossoms, and a few other stitches, as well as how to make the leaves and the stems.

I was having a problem with the folded rose technique using the supplied satin ribbon. Pn Ann said that it's easier using stripped ribbon (which was not part of the supply given).

On Monday, without further delay, I bought the stripped ribbons, and it works like magic...my folded roses just take shape according to my fingers movement.

Take a peek at my produce above. I've been "ribboning" every single spare time that I have. My target, to produce the cookies container jars for Hari Raya for myself and as a gift to relatives and friends.

One more thing, since I have to buy all the supply in bulk quantity, I'm selling the remaining supply in this website. So check out the Ribbon Embroidery tab.




Tuesday, 27-Apr-2010 05:03 Email | Share | | Bookmark
SRC 4mm & 6mm Susu AB

SRC451 / SRC651- white
SRC4319 / SRC6319 - cream
SRC465 / SRC665 - beige
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Finish: Susu AB

Size: 4mm
Retail Price: RM2.00 / 10 gram
Wholesale Price: RM12.50 / 100 grams (100g per color)


Size: 6mm
Retail Price: RM2.50 / 10 gram
Wholesale Price: RM12.50 / 100 grams (100g per color)


Code info:
SRC(size)(color code) = Sequin Round Curved (size) (color code)

Ex: SRC451 = Sequin Round Curve 4mm 51(white)



Wednesday, 10-Feb-2010 08:35 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Kak Zana's Beads

 
 
(sungguh tak creatif title di atas - otak tak boleh fikir now, later boleh ubah)

This is my neighbour's (Kak Zana) baju kurung singkat moden. She always help me taking care of the children (since I don't have a maid now), I offered to do bead embroidery on her baju FOC.
She chose Enchanting Ira design from Nora Manik collection (I always insist that the baju owner to choose the design so to avoid any syok sendiri design).

After I did the requested design, it was not outstanding since Nora's work was on a plain baju, while Kak Zana's baju has lots of big red flowers. So, I add here and there, and the pictures show the final result.

Feel free to comment so that I can improve.

(the blue color on the baju is from Water Erasable Pen, will be washed off with water)


Wednesday, 4-Nov-2009 08:25 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Square Glass beads

Out Of Stock

With the popularity of Crumble by Umi Pepari, lots of customers asked me to stock the beads that are used by her, especially the square ones. I've looked high and low for months and only last month I found some square beads that can match the the ones used in the design. It's very limited stock and only available in limited colors and even the sizes are varied a bit. Alas, I hope these stock will satisfy some customers.






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Friday, 2-Oct-2009 03:20 Email | Share | | Bookmark
My Beading Collection

Dazzle Daisy
Dazzle Daisy close up
Bunga Lawang
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These are the beading work in my modest collection:

1) Dazzle Daisy
Inspired by Dazzle Daisy by Nora Manik design. (http://noramanik.fotopages.com/?entry=1917140)
I asked my sister, Adawiyah (she's studying at UTP), to do the beading on this green baju kurung for 1st day of Raya. She also did the same design on our mom's baju kurung. What makes it so special is the drop stones used on my baju are glass stones (hand cut, made in Czech Republic). Since 1 package only has 20 stones, so 1 sleeve is limited 10 stones only. The middle of the flower is 6mm Swarovski facetted round crystal.
Material used:
1) Topaz Drop glass stones - 20 pieces (not in product list yet) - can be replaced with acrylic drop stones 8x13mm size.
2) 6mm Swarovski facetted round crystal - 2 pieces (not in product list yet)
3) YH14 (chartreuses SL) - 1 x 10g pack
4) YH1005 (med brown SL AB) - 1 x 10g pack (only use a little)


2) Bunga Lawang
This is for 2009 Aidilfitri. Inspired by Nora's Bunga Lawang design, it took me 2 days (on-off) to complete the embroidery on the sleeves . I especially love the purple beads. When I wore this dress on the 2nd day of raya at my kampung, all my aunts admired this design and they bought the round beads from my mom immediately so that they can sew on their baju kurungs. My mom even asked me to sew this design on her baju kurung .
Material used:
1) YR1347 (purple Dyed SL) - 1 x 10g pack
2) YR1003 (med gold SL AB)- 1 x 10g pack
3) 4mm orange Japanese Metallic Pearl - 20 pieces (not in product list yet)

3) Half Stars (very old baju)
I started to sew the beads on this baju kebaya when Nora had a first class (one of the students was Aisyah, Nora SIL), at her home back then in 2006. I was just "menumpang" the class while delivering the beads to Nora. It didn't finish that day and it was abandoned for nearly a year. I finished it at Ija Manik-manik class nearly a year later. I made so many mistakes in this design but I learn a lot on what should be done and what to avoid. My beading has improved a bit since then. The highlight of this design is the manggis purple beads which are DYED SL finish (YH1342). I wore this baju kurung almost every week back then (for nearly a year), and hand washed the baju. The dyed purple color only slightly faded over the years. I love MIYUKU Dyed SL beads - brilliant colors and very durable for hand wash (don't dry clean them).

4) Sequins Flowers
My 2nd attempt on sequin flowers (1st attempt on the unfinished SF). Last minute project to attend RJ's Sulaman Manik contest in April 2009. Just imagine at 7pm, I was still struggling to finish the embroidery at a cafe in Amcorp Mall. Notice the glass pearls used in the middle big flowers. Compared the glass pearl colors on the sleeves (pink) and on the body (yellow). Which one do you think looks better? I prefer the yellow pearls, contrasting with the pink flowers.

5) Gold Kebaya
Done by Nora in 2006 because I really heart the tocang design (one of the famous design back then) but I failed to produce a good quality embroidery. As a last resort, I asked Nora to do it on the sleeves of my gold kebaya. And I asked her to add any design to cover the body.

6) Pua version Sallybeads
I love the simplicity of Sallybeads' Pua version. So I duplicate on my own baju kurung (which only finished 1 sleeve due to my laziness). Then my officemate begging me to do some last minute beading on her kebaya because she would be a bridesmaid during xmas 09 wedding. So I suggested to her this design coz the kebaya skirt has checkered design. By the way, my sis completed 75% of the embroidery and I finished the rest. The challenge in this design is in setting the alternate color beads so that the same color won't meet at the end (means if I start with pink, I need to end with brown, to meet the pink again). TQ Sally.


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