Sunday, July 31, 2011

Unorganised Thread Piece.Long term projects.

I always have a small piece beside my chair that gets stitched with the lengths of thread that you always end up with when stitching an organised piece.
Even if its only long enough for a couple of stitches, it gets used.
nothing gets wasted.
Normally I make up a hotch-poptch fabric collage then just stitch. No planning, no end result in mind, just to see what happens.
Weeell, this one is 3 flowers from my stash and, I never noticed till I photographed it that, Theres a little doggy shape there.
Can you see that sad little face?
Will this influence my stitching? It probably will, shape wise I'm sure.

These odd pieces take ages to do so I will just have to see how it evolves.

Happy Scrappy stitching.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Rust Cloth and Lace

A vintage cloth with a fabulous lace edging and a rescued piece of fringing.
Layered to a series of rust cloths and a wall cloth is born.
The 2 types of cloth together have a fascination for me.
The fine lace against the rawness of the rust cloth.
Hard to explain really.

I am constantly rusting cloth and will show more soon.
Stitching always

Monday, July 25, 2011

Lots Of Texture and Stitch

I love to just play with layers ,add some stitching with no overall plan, just to see what happens when I dont think toooo much..

Silk scraps, hessian, tulle.
Over stitched with some chunky threads.
And a small batch of mismatched buttons.
And a Purse for me is here.  :)

I Love it.
It has  a great FEEL to it.
Texture texture texture.
Yum Yum Yum.


Friday, July 22, 2011


Wood Block stamp on a piece of my Rust Cloth.
Red goes well with the rust?

Play is a must.
Happy stitching


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Vase in Stitch

An upcycled vintage linen napkin.
I freehand drew the image on and stitched away.
Sometimes my work is VERY clean and clear.
But overall its the attraction to stitch.
The rhythm of mark-making.

Stitching Always


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tablecloth Repurposed

When folding this away after rescue, I noticed
how the layers created new patterns of shadowy
layers. It showed signs of wear and marks.
A well used domestic linen that now lives on as a wall-cloth.
How many cups of tea have been shared over this cloth?


Stitching Always.


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Domestic Linen Series #3

Texture and age.
layered and stitched.
Its a compulsion really. :)


Keep on stitching