I am really enjoying the pieces that I am making after joining KC Willis Collage Camp. I am working on inspirational British women. This is a piece that I have just finished featuring Emmiline Pankhurst, a leader of the Suffragette movement who fought for Votes for Women here in England.
I have used shades of Purple and green,( the Suffragette colours) with some aged lace and ribbon. She is an elegant Edwardian lady and I hope I've captured that.
I am working now until I can have enough pieces for an Exhibition. I'll just need to find a venue.
I've also added some things that I've made to my blog shop so please pop over and look.
I joined the hungry Hippie in a Victorian Cuff Swap, my partner is Virginie at Vivibijoux.
Ok It's finished but I'm only going to give you a sneek peek of the fastening.
You can just about see the packaging too. I don't want to spoil the surprise when she opens it so you'll all have to wait for the big reveal.
Meanwhile I do have something else to show you. I joined KC Willis Collage Camp and I've just finished my first collage. I love Anne of Green Gables and re read it often. Annes innocence is so special. I designed this piece for her.
I'm pleased with my first attempt and can't wait to start on my next piece. It has been totally absorbing working through Collage Camp so Thank you KC.
I started last weekend at a workshop with Stef Francis. She is a talented lady who hand dyes beautiful threads and fabrics. You can find her online just by googling in her name.
This little bag is made with silk rods which are dyed the most beautiful colours, I chose this pretty pink. Each rod is peeled into layers then stitched to a felt base with different stitches and threads.
The flowers were made with silk cocoons,again hand dyed then cut to fit together and embellished with beads and sequins.
I've just finished some little inspiration needle cases, each one has a felt square for needles and pins and some little pocket for keeping sewing treasures. I love this quote, it somes me up!
I have several of these copies of 'Needlewoman', I love to read them but also I will be using them as pages in my needlework' Keepsake Journals' this autumn
I been on a junk shop fest for the last two days and have found some great bits and pieces.
I loved this old trunk belonging to' MJ Lloyd' it's leather handles are both intact although the inside looks a bit sad. I've left it at my workshop to dry out then it will be cleaned and I am going to re-line it with some great fabric. It will make good storage and a coffee table too.
I also found these three bits, the frame has already had a coat of paint and I'm waiting for it to dry, the metal door plate I just liked the shape and will find a use for it I'm sure and the wooden rolling pin just followed me home.
Isn't this a pretty bedspread it's cotton and you may not like that I'm going to cut it up eeek!. The lady in the charity shop was horrified, but its going to be great!!
Last is this pretty pillowslip, It's been made by hand and in lovely white cotton and no, I'm not cutting this one , it will be washed and starched and ironed for me to use.