I’m still searching for a few more pieces of fabric to complement the background colors. Unfortunately, whenever I find the perfect piece of wool to work with, inevitably it is being worn as part of some lucky person’s ensemble (pants, skirts, etc.). A little inappropriate to get all grabby about it.
I had so much fun with the the Sunflower Hooked Pillow that I wanted to play more with the concept. These two pieces will be made up into petite mini pillows about 6″ square. My mind’s eye already sees them nestled among books and soaps and flowers or settled on a little person’s rocking chair. Both are hooked with strips of deconstructed clothing. One repeats the Sunflower’s color scheme. For the other I experimented with a background in various shades of milky tea and smoky lavender. I love the effect.
swatches of life get loved, used, worn out, discarded
to be collected again and treasured
the suit jacket grandpa wore to church every sunday
dad’s goofy pants he donned to support his favorite baseball team
your mother’s woolen skirt–the one you clung to when strangers came to the door
a rug made by drawing up loops of fabric or yarn through a foundation fabric such as burlap or linen to form a pattern.
a technique developed in the mid-1800s in N. America using bits of wool from old clothing and feed sacks for the foundation.
Sources: dictionary.com and Old Oaks Ranch.
When in doubt, count on chocolate. My homemade chocolates needed some packaging, and my dreams of repurposed ecofriendly gift treats were realized.