Monday, 13 May 2013

Lace And Scraps Of Happiness:



After my adventures at Hope and Elvis and my trawls around Hemswell, I had a lot of scrappettes and fripperies waiting patiently to be used.


This piece has taken a long time to make but I loved every minute.


I really enjoyed trapping the lace fragments in the stitching, it's a technique I'll definitely be trying again.


The only problem I have now is what to do with it, should I keep it as it is, like a textile picture, or incorporate it into something else?

Any suggestions would be gratefully received!

8 comments:

  1. Wow that is beautiful- Many hours of work right there! Maybe you could starch it, make a wire hanger type thing and hang it from a nail? It seems such a shame to put it behind glass, because you lose the textural qualities of the lace and stitching... And to put it on something like a pillow, it might get too much wear and tear. I love it, your machine embroidery skills are insane!

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  2. No idea what to do with it it but it's gorgeous! Useless comment I'm afraid!

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  3. So pleased the lace has found a good home and made such a beautiful piece of work. Keep as is I say!

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  4. Thank you all so much for the positive feedback and lovely comments.
    I have been blown away by you kind folks in Blog and face book land!
    x

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  5. That's absolutely gorgeous and I'd be tempted to make it into a special cushion, not to be used for anything else other than a thing of beauty to be admired from afar....xx

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  6. Cheers Miss Kitty, you visiting Hope and Elvis again soon?
    I'm off to the Jessie Chorley workshop...am v excited indeed! X

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  7. beautiful work
    the hours were well worth it, I think

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  8. Many thanks, I've been really inspired by all the lovely comments and support x

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