Saturday, 25 July 2009

From Sweden to Italy

We are taking you on a whirl wind tour of Europe aren't we.. Why? Because we can..
We had an absolutely fantastic day yesterday.. It was the first day of Club Members Weekend and the shop was busy from the get go with club members eager to get their hands on all of our goodies.. The best part of the day for me was the return of 2 wonderful people to Pinnacle Crafts. As I mentioned yesterday, Kristina came all the way from Sweden and spent the whole day with us and with the arrival of Lyn capped the day off.. She has not been well at all and bravely made her way up to see us all. We are all VERY PROUD of you Lyn and now the worst is over... onward and upward matey..
Anyway, today we are off to Italy.

As you may be aware, Joanne completed her final exams this year and is now a qualified Pergamano and PCA (Parchcraft Australia) tutor.. She has a lesson next Sunday 02nd August, god where has July gone!!? and this is what she will be teaching.
The lesson is aimed at Intermediate to Advance Parchment Crafters, So if you are looking for a crafting challenge why not book yourself in for the lesson?
The Columbine also known as (Columbina and Columbino) is a half mask often highly decorated with gold, silver, crystals and feathers. It was held up to the face by a baton or tied with ribbon as with most other venetian masks.
Joanne never fails to impress with her Parchment skills, and yes every single strand has been cut out by hand.. Impressive Non??
Ciao for now...


  1. Oooooooooooo, this is beautiful - congrats Joanne on completing your exams.

    Toni :o)

  2. Can't wait to take part in Joanne's workshop for this project. Even though I know I cannot hope to attain her perfection she inspires and encourages me to 'have a go' and is always on hand to help and advise. Thank you Jo for all you put into your lessons they are a joy.

  3. Wow Jo, you never cease to amaze me, with your talent and inspiration. You are certainly serving up some stunning designs, to satisfy our appetites. I won't be in the UK for the class, but look forward to having a go, in the near future, on my return....well done! luv French Lin..xx..