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Saturday, 28 September 2013

Furry Accessories

Get ahead of that fall chill by adding a little warmth to your wardrobe.  Check out these newly listed fur items.

                                                                   Persian Lamb Collar  

                                                                   Two Mink Collars

                                                                 White Rabbit Collar

                                                                Mink Collar or Scarf

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Harvest Stars - Patchwork Quilt Wall Hanging

I finished my latest wall hanging this week, called 'Harvest Stars'.



I aimed to use an assortment of Autumnal colours to achieve a 'scrappy' look to the piece. Over 150 individual pieces of fabric were cut to size and pieced by hand or sewing machine to make the artwork. The central motifs are called 'LaMoyne Stars'. The outer border is improvised to give a more 'modern folk art' feel to the wall hanging.

 Detail showing hand quilting
 Detail showing reverse of piece

My model in these photos is William. My Mum rescued him from on top of a dustbin where my Gran had left him after he was left behind when my Auntie, Uncle and Cousins moved to Australia. After a much-needed wash and removal of what remained of his old stuffing (flour, would you believe!) and re-stuffing he became one of my favourite toys. He is sporting a Cypriot national dress waistcoat that I used to wear as a six-year-old.

Posted by Julia of * Fire Horse Textiles * Love Buttons HQ *