"Look, is he not the most handsome boy in all the world?"
I say that on a daily basis about our Billy Button Nose.
Happy Birthday Bill, two years old today.
I have had the most amazing response to my workshop announcement.
Thank you so much to all that have booked and for the words of support from all.
All places now booked.
I am hoping to book/hold another workshop soon.
I wanted to show you this gorgeous hand sewn patchwork cushion cover I bought recently.
It is hand stitched and there are millions of the teeniest little stitches you have ever seen.
From the 40's???
What I like most about it though is the inside/reverse.
You know me, anything textured, layered and frayed leaves me weak at the knees.
Speaking of frayed etc...I wanted to also show you this textile collage I made for thegallery at Bishops Castle, Shropshire. An exhibition 'Talking about the Weather' to be held soon. The text, which I took from the back of a holiday postcard is incorporated into layers of paper and fragments of patchwork cottons and quilt. Embroidery and buttons. I found it a real challenge having to work to a 'brief' of sorts, instead of my usual creative wanderings.
Below, two notebooks covered in a textile collage too.
one:: to find a decent notebook and
two::making the work fit around the notebook,
done now though and I am happy with how they worked out.
Needlecases above, made from slubby handwoven French linen, embellished with old worn, torn patchwork.
And finally, in this month's Craftseller, I share a page with the gorgeous murgatroydhoots chatting about our workspace.
Thank you so much for stopping by. xOne Nation under a Groove