Annies Crazy World

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    This is Annie Whitsed's Crazy World a world where I stitch the joys and chaos of life into beautifull crazy quilts. email
April 2007
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Purl April 19th, 2007

Purl used on a sari I spent most of today cleaning and getting ready for the Canberra Crazy Quilters meeting which was here tonight, we had a great time as usual…One of the ladies brought along a book about sardi emboidery and gold work, I remembered that I had some Purl, actually I had some years before I even knew what it was used for, but I have never tried to use it…After everyone had left I found it as well as a small piece of sari silk that has a design worked in Purl.

Purl is strange stuff, comes in long lengths that sort of wobble in your hand, made from fine wire wrapped like a spring to form a hollow tube from which short lengths are cut and stitched on like beads…I couldn’t find anything on the internet and the books I have only gave the most basic information so I stitched a sample by copying the patterns on the sari bits and then added a few of my own…it is easy enough to stitch on but working out how long to cut the curved bits and cutting the bits the same length is a bit difficult.

Purl worked an a sample