I hope all is well with you and yours.
I have been a stitchin'
Lots of stichin'
on lovely old, worn, soft, patchwork and quilt cotton pieces...
Brooches that would hang nicely from a skirt pocket or waistband maybe?
Needlecases, made from again old, quilt pieces...
a long handled bag (which is currently winging it's way to Canada)!
lots of stitches on thick, very old quilt piece, my screen printed designs appliqued, with hand embroidery and buttons.
So here, a little padded needlecase with a hand painted bird on the front,
opened out, you can't see the detail very well on the back...
inside patchwork cotton and more pieces of quilt to keep your pins and needles safe...
onto another needlecase, where Lavinia is taking...
Dirk for a walk...
inside again, more old patchwork cottons...
another needlecase, worked on old patchwork...
I adore how these textiles pieces. They feel so soft.
I think about the person that worked the original patchwork
and the fabrics/clothing that they used to make the quilt.
Hope you like the loose threads, layers, textures and imagery :)
Just a couple more things before I go. You may remember that I used to have a sales area at
'The Wear-House', Ludlow. Well, just recently it has changed hands and there is now a
'Maker's Gallery' on the ground floor.
If you are ever Ludlow way, perhaps you could visit what is now called '55 Mill Street'.
There is a wonderful eclectic mix of antiques, vintage, retro, textiles and handmade pieces.
I will have photos of the new layout to show you soon :)
Also, I am seriously thinking of holding a 'Hen's Teeth Workshop' at Weston Park on 11th August.
I can send details if interested.
Thanks so much for stopping by. x
High flying Birds