The 'eye' pieces of hook and eye fastenings are there to mirror the protective, tight fastening that was an integral part of swaddling infants. I have been making some more rough sketches of my swaddling band Ideas, I may show them depending on how confident I feel when it comes down to the actual posting. (I have always been inadequate re sketching so there is a chance they may never see the light of day, but who knows how brave I will be feeling next time I post!!)
This close up of the patchwork stitched to the embroidered tape is one of my favourites. I really like how you can see the weave in both fabrics.
Next time I hope to have a new sample to show you involving rouleau loops. I hope I am not being too ambitious, I still have to finish the first sample. That may not happen for a while though as it will require some joining on the sewing machine. There is no way I can be bothered getting my machine out after a hard day at the mercy of the classroom!!!!!!!! It will have to be the weekend.
Can I thank all of you who have commented and e-mailed in response to my constant whining about being tired, you are far too nice. I am such a softy, millions of women have been going out to work for years and years and there's me complaining constantly after only a few weeks! Feel free to call me pathetic....I do....every day!