Saturday 24 September 2011

New Primke Design by Monika

Monika's Goldwork Bike

I thought I would share with you Monika's latest project, she thought that there were not enough projects out there for the men in our lives.  So she found this drawing of one of the very early bicycles and decided that gold work was the best way of stitching it.
As you can see it is only in the early stages but I will keep posting up dates as it grows.

And as an aside the First stage of the Tour Downunder will be starting just 5 minuets down the road from our shop in January 2012.  So if you are a cycling fan and are in Adelaide, come and see us before the race.

Thursday 15 September 2011

Hardanger Bell Pull

I have decided to start a 4 Seasons Bell pull, our new Primke hand-dyed fabrics inspired me.  There is a lovely Dried Sage colour that Monika has dyed for me in Lugano.  I have finished designing it on the computer and have picked the colours I think will work, so now it is just a matter of starting.  Stay tuned and I will post a picture as soon as there is anything to see.

Thursday 8 September 2011

Crewel Embroidery Cyber class

I am running another Cyber class for the Embroiderers' Guild of South Australia, this time it is a Beginner's Crewel Embroidery workshop.
If you have always wanted to try Traditional Crewel Embroidery but did not have the time to go to a class this could be for you.  The class runs over 8 weeks and takes you step by step thru a range of crewel stitches and of course you can ask lots of questions from the tutor as they arise, unlike when you just buy a kit.

If you think this could be for you check it out at

Good stitching until next time from Rosemarie

Thursday 1 September 2011

Royal Adelaide Show Results for Primke Designs

Hi everyone,

It has been a while since I have posted anything, my blog seems to go like that, I try to post on a regular basis but things happen and all my good intentions go out the window.

Well anyway, we all entered in the Royal Adelaide show and I am please to say that this year we all managed to pick up a prize.  Gunter got a 3rd for his Wisteria, Monika a 2nd for her Beaded Lace and I got a 2nd for my Stump work blossoms.  Apparently the entries at the Show are up this year, so go and check them out.