Monday, 23 June 2014

Girl On A Swing.


Since the Mandy Patullo workshop at the wondrous Hope and Elvis studio, I have really been enjoying working with scraps of antique quilts.
There is something so therapeutic about hand stitching through those soft layers of fabric.
I worry that I will not do it justice, but hopefully I am adding another chapter to its history.

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  1. I just Love the idea of working with something somebody long ago worked on too! Like passing the torch of love for sewing. Beautiful!

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    1. That is such a brilliant way of looking at it! X

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  2. The little girl reminds me of my childhood. Lovely work. Xx

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  3. Lovely! I know what you mean about stitching through those layers. If only it were easier to find scraps like that here. I second radish blossoms words.

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    1. Many thanks Miss Lola, that means a lot x

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  4. This is beautiful. I love the idea of working on top of, over and with some one else's work. It's looking at it is like a mini archeological field trip

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    1. Yes, it is like that, I love it when you find fabrics underneath others and when there's fresh fabric hidden under a hem when you've unpicked it and the rest is all faded.
      Am I making sense? Probably not! X

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