Thursday, November 24, 2011

Stitching and patterns.

I have been doing some more stitching and have developed a new idea. If l rip a blouse or mark a shirt, instead of throwing it away.....mend it! So l have been developing some patches that l can sew over those problems. This is one of them. This piece of blanket has been felted and dyed with Eucalyptus leaves then a piece of dyed (some beetroot and turmeric) silk has been attached and embroidered on to the felt. I have created quite a few and in different colours. The feedback has been very positive. I reckon the price will be about £12 ish.
The next few images are of the bag l am still working on. I decided l didn't like the orange thread l had originally applied. So l have unpicked it all and started again and now l am pleased with what l have created.
This is the front of the bag, which l have done some more stitching to also.

The last image of this bag now has paler thread on it too. To my eyes, it looks so much better. 

Having coffee often gets my imagination going...especially when one is given coffee decorated like this.

This decoration on a vase also made me want to go home and stencil!


deanna7trees said...

beautiful bag.

Anonymous said...

Making decorated patches is a great idea; the bag is looking fabulous too.

Cath said...

Just loving all your hand stitching on the patch and that gorgeous bag! I'm also really enjoying your wall hanging, it's wonderful, although I need to find a permanent spot for it. Will e-mail you about meeting up for coffee.

lynda Howells said...

Susan Lobb-Porter Love these pieces,
Lynda. Your blog won't let me tell you so, tho, so I have to comment here. You've given me inspiration to make a couple artistic patches for a few doggie chews on my favorite comfy chair.

lynda Howells said...

Patricia Clark Love your latest pieces from the blog, Lynda. what a great idea to have some creative patches to place on things rather than having to toss them out. And I love the little purse.

Maggi said...

Beautiful bag and great idea about the patches.

Lynette (NZ) said...

Really loving this pieces

lynda Howells said...

Thank you everyone for such nice commentsxxxx

Martine said...

you did a great job