I am really looking forward to sharing 12 glorious months of Textile Tuesdays.
Textiles of all sorts are my first love in the land of Creativity, so I’m starting off with a bumper crop of archive makes that I have just excavated from my many and various boxes in the loft – it is like a museum of my life up there.
Sheila and her family have bought a fabulous Georgian house on Exmoor which they will be renovating ready for Bed and Breakfast guests. My goodness what a task, but I am SO looking forward to watching the transformation of the rooms as I know they will be fabulous.
About 25 – 30 years ago I had a crush on needlepoint – I had seen someone making a cushion cover and had to have a go – so I bought a kit
As you can see I liked more subtle colours in those days – it was all terracotta and soft greens – very grown up!
but I didn’t love this one and could not find the patterns I wanted to make so I started designing my own. Following a visit to a Doll’s House Fair I started designing and making doll’s house carpets – a perfect craft for travelling. They are all to the 1:12 scale. 1 inch = 1 foot. They were wonderful little projects to pack in a backpack
I made this one on a canal boat in Shropshire
and this one has crossed the Equator twice – travelling right round the world with me in 1994. I designed it as I was travelling, adding in motifs I came across.
The bright colours soon burst forth I became fascinated by how the same colours and the same design could create such different patterns.
A computer programme helped me design these ‘Andy Warhol’ daffodils. I made them as cushion covers but then wondered if they would be better frames as pictures and my indecision consigned them to a box in the loft.
Some need a bit of cleaning. But – what to do with them – having unearthed them from their box, I realise they should not stay there, something needs to be done with them.
These could be cushion covers
I think some could be framed, even in their unfinished state – but what do you think – are they art one would want hanging on the wall?
Food for thought.
That is a long post from me! Some months I will most probably post just one Textile Photo – do you have any textiles to share – one piece or many – current or archive. You are welcome to dig deep into your blog archive and revisit old posts – anything goes so long as the photos are your own.
I’m really excited to see your very own Textile Tuesday.
Just leave a link in the Comments.