Mosaic beaded wall update
I know this isn't a photo of the mosaic wall but it will explain why the mosaic wall is going to pick up in progress. I have decided to vend at the AQS show in Virginia Beach this year! I had so much fun vending at Birds of Feather that I've decided to try a big show and this one is so close to home that it's the perfect opportunity. That means that I have a TON of extra fabric to dye this summer so I'll be dyeing 2 days each week and that started last week. I have a inventory schedule and started last week with the Black Shades Packs and a few other fabrics.
What does this have to do with mosaic? After dyeing I'm already in my messy clothes and they are already messed up so that's when I usually work on the wall. Now I"m going to have 2 opportunities do do that each week.
This week I finished 5 more beads: the blue/brown one at the bottom and the 4 on the end.
There's so much left to do but I'll feel like I've made some real progress when the top third is done and I don't need the step stool anymore.
I will be very luck if I don't end up with a broken rib before I'm done. I keep backing into the end of this pole on my longarm!
4/23/2018 04:02:31 pm
neat to do a big show - what month is it? you will have your cut out getting everything ready - good luck
4/23/2018 05:53:58 pm
Exciting to be doing another show - lots of prep required I suppose, but the end result is going to be worth it. As for the backing into the longarm - is there any way you could fashion a 'cover' for that area out of some soft foam? Just something that would temporarily cover it?
Beth-near Louisville KY!
4/24/2018 06:48:17 am
I had a similar problem with my Innova and a long pole. I took a pool noodle and made a cover for it so when I ran into it... it didn't hurt quite so much. 6 to 8 inches, cut a slit and then shoved it over the end... leaving a about 2 inches... uncut... to act as the pad over the end. It won't stay well on its own a zip tie or two... will keep it in place and easily removed when not needed!
4/24/2018 08:13:23 am
Congrats on doing a big show. May you have a good time and make a nice profit.
4/24/2018 01:03:43 pm
Holy cow - vending a big show like that will be a lot of work with the preparation! I am surprised you would not have to dye 7 days a week to have enough fabric to sell! Is you Mom going to help you at the booth? If I lived closer I would jump in and give you a hand.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.