Lots of pictures today.
I made some fabric treasure packs:
I wondered how much mileage you could get out of one pack, so, just out of interest, I spent an enjoyable few days getting to know the ‘Moody Blues’ pack. Even I was surprised when I managed to make three cloths from just one bag of fabric scraps. Admittedly, there wasn’t much left over:
Number 2, ‘Sampling the Blues’:
Stitched area about 11″ square; layered and collaged fabrics on cream linen/cotton backing cloth. If anyone needs a reminder, I did a basic outline of my layered patchwork technique a couple of years ago here.
This pack had some dark blue dress net in it, which I cut into small squares and layered in piles of three to form the central nine-patch. Then I added a tiny square of cotton velvet, just held down in the centre with a few french knots.
Again, about 11″ square; layered fabrics, some with raw edges and some with turned edges. Slight mishap during the making of this one. A salutary note to self: do not touch synthetic organza with a hot iron!
Initially this fabric was entirely covered by the organza to knock back the brightness of the brown flannel, but I forgot it was there and ironed it, so it partially melted away to reveal the fabric underneath. I won’t tell you what it did to the iron. Take my advice and use a pressing cloth! Actually I quite like the effect, in the end, proving that nothing is really the disaster it first seems.
This piece is very simply and quietly stitched.
So the shop is now almost as full as it can be, and it feels good to be back with Big Cartel.
I should say ‘have a moody Monday’, but the sun is shining here.