|Stained glass stitched window|
|Clarice Cliff cottage - designed by Gail Lawther|
Oh it was such fun and how I struggled! My friends know that I work quite quickly when I am sewing (it sometimes takes a while to get going as I do a lot of pondering!) but once started I want to finish. Well, with stained glass you have to go slowly - cutting the glass, putting on the copper strip and soldering the final decoration.
So, here is what we did with the very patient Anna. First we had to learn the tools -
|L to r - groziers, the cutter, cut runner pliers|
then I cut up some more, mostly very badly as I had to cut the straight line by eye, with the cutter. Some of my first efforts shattered and eventually I used a pistol grip cutter which was easier. Once we had cut the glass we had to break it on the line using the cut runner pliers, followed by the groziers to tidy the edges. So far so good.
Next we stuck on the copper foil which was reasonably straightforward, ensuring that it was evenly placed.
|Bit of a wobbly cut line down one side!!|
|Finished, off centre Christmas Tree!|
|My 3-d Christmas angel cut and waiting to be soldered|
|A star waiting to be soldered|
|Finished star and Christmas tree with a lopsided bauble!|
|Beautiful stained glass Christmas tree decorations|
|All my own work|
|I love her!!|