Friday, February 12, 2010

On The Softer Side

I was recently inspired by the creations of Les Bijoux Dodette and decided that I would try my had at making appliqued and embellished fabric jewelry. Winter just seems like a time when it is comforting to sit in the evenings and stitch on something. I have really enjoyed working in this medium and have several more pieces that I haven't gotten to photograph yet.
They are all sewn on a base of recycled sweater felt, with strips of fabric from vintage flour sacks, other vintage clothing, and old jewelry that I've taken apart and re purposed. It's fun to take a handful of bits and pieces and turn them into something interesting. They are kind of primitive and the stitching is uneven, but I kind of like it that way. I like art that shows the hand of the maker.
More to come.


Cindy said...

Oh so gorgeous!!! You are a natural at this style of design. I'm in awe when I see fiber, stitched and beaded...truly incredible how you put all of these elements together! Can't wait to see more!

Steph said...

Woww! You've been busy I see!
What is the face made of? Do you need any scraps of fabric for your next projects?