Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Textile Waistcoat

I thought I'd show you a few things I've been doing lately.

This is the start of a waistcoat. I collected lots of different bits of fabric I have - curtain fabric  (from an old selection book from a fabric shop, £5), old lace doilies, muslin, ticking, linen. I made sure they were all tonally similar and washed them. I used a base of curtain lining  and the back and facing is muslin lined with normal polyester lining.

I stitched all the pieces, using many different stitches, to the curtain lining, not worrying about any edges as I think the raw edges add to the look. There are couple of printed pieces of muslin and some French knots too.

I'm very pleased with it and the only thing I bought especially was the pattern and some pale blue embroidery floss.
Tattered Owl
Little Rose Brooch
'I Remember' Brooch

'Gentle Natured' Brooch 
Landscape Cuff

This is embellished wool tops, silk tops. wensleydale curls and yarn on to felt, finished with satin stitch , beads and a vintage wooden button.

Oh well!