I admire Maggie Smith...
Australia Day 2012


Mabel Mc Alaster was one of the founding members of the Queensland Embroiderer's Guild and most of her work has past into the collection.  I continually go back to her work to get ideas and always come away with something new.

She started with this fairly heavy printed fabric.  I don't think it was a dress fabric, rather a soft furnishing weight from the 1960's.

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She made this fabric into place-mats and embellished with simple embroidery. 



So simple yet so effective.


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I love her book too and her work is not just beautiful it is FUN and isn't that what it should be?


Fun, easy to do and cheerful to look at!

Carolyn Foley


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