I placed some vintage fabrics, thick cloths with unfinished embroidery transfers (I love the blue) and some bits of old traycloths and lace and bonded them to shirt-weight cotton, made a see-through heart template and decided where to cut out the shapes for best effect. Little bit of zig-zag sewing in places, a wee blue button and yards of twine and lo! we had bunting. This is my first attempt, but I think I'll make some more, maybe a bit smaller?
This string is going with me to a Strawberry Day at the local watermill this afternoon, where I have been given a little sales table under "the hovel" - sounds delightful! However, I'm going to put a reasonably high price tag on it, and maybe it can come back home with me to hang in my lovely new kitchen!
These little posy-corsage-brooch-thingies are coming with me too, but I'd prefer not to bring them home! They came about when I was showing a friend's daughter how to put a stalk on a piece of flat felt. She made herself a flower, which she had meant to have a thicker stalk on to make it stand up. However, I loved them the way they are and I had a go at developing the idea using the nuno technique and trapping some floral chiffon in the fibres and making some brooches.
The one below has no chiffon, just throwster's silk waste and flax fibres on the petals
dark pink petals and floral chiffon
white petals and floral chiffon, which I think is my fave - what do you think?
The chiffon is a skirt I wore at every available opportunity when I was about 30 years younger than I am now and could get away with that Lady Di look ... nowadays it would be more sack-of-spuds (King-Edward's of course)!
Hope you're having a good weekend - what have you been up to? I'd love to hear, so do leave me a comment and tell me.