Revamped space

Added some comfy leather seating to the gallery today! [6 photos]

    
    
   

Stitching in the morning sun

I dusted off my needle felting machine after more than a year, and selected some eco dyed wool and silk scraps. After bonding them together,  I laid down leftover threads from other projects in a semi random way, along with some upcycled satin ribbon and eco dyed lace.

Here’s how it looked after the layers were bonded together – I really like the way the ribbon ruches up when you needle felt it!

I then played with some stitched embellishment. This is how it looked after I machine quilted the whole piece with automatic and free motion stitching.

My beautiful black computerised Singer sewing machine really came into its own!

Love the way the sun projected the lace curtain shadow onto our dining table …

Now to cut up the finished piece to turn it into fibre pendants. More soon!

Eco dyed textile art you can wear

Even though I was technically having a mini holiday, I managed to get two more cuffs completed! It never feels like work to me … again, they are entirely hand stitched, using my own eco dyed fabrics (wool, silk, cotton) and threads (linen, wool, cotton), plus upcycled buttons.

http://www.gonerustic.etsy.com

I think a series is happening

finished the second coptic-bound book today, as per my earlier post … very happy with them both (already started the next one)

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