A new textile piece. A birthday gift…I hope the birthday girl and boy like it! (And don’t mind me sharing it!!!!)
This little patchwork wall hanging (I also love it as a cloth on a table) was under the needle for quite a while. A slow growing, organic piece; I love working that way. The neutral coloured fabrics are soft cottons and linens, all bits of clothing once upon a time so the piece has a lovely worn quality. I tried to think about the hand quilting and embroidery in a way that would enhance this aspect, adding stitches and reverse applique that remind me of darning.
I called it Found for a couple of reasons – like finding a new use for the fabrics, and finding the blackthorn and feather in the garden to draw from. Mostly though I think it’s because I’m still finding my way, and this piece, maybe, is just a little bit closer to it.
Happy birthdays to Linda and Stewart!
Back soon with some other projects under way – and a new pattern to download (if I can actually work out how to use the drawing programme!!!).