Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Owls

"The owl and the pussy-cat went to sea 
In a beautiful pea green boat......" 
Even with all the millions of owl images and ideas currently available, I couldn't stop repeating this Edward Lear poem, so I stayed with it. I've tried to make this week's tag in a fairy tale style. The  "sea" is a scrap of layered free form machine embroidered fabric, and the "boat" has been machine appliqued. I cut the  colourful owl and cat shapes from two different fabrics (from my stash) and hand appliqued them. This tag  was fun to make. Thanks for all your positive encouragement for the stitched tags in the past few weeks - they have motivated me to keep making textile tags, for the moment anyway. 

18 comments:

  1. How fun! This tag would make an excellent children's book illustration. Blessings!

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  2. This is beautiful, so colourful and I love the 'pea-green' boat!

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  3. Gorgeous piece, the owl and the pussy cat has been a favourite since I was a kid! Valerie

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  4. Beautiful tag..I love that rhyme too.

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  5. What a great idea! I had forgotten about that poem. And your tag is gorgeous! Stunning use of materials!

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  6. Very beautiful indeed, the colours are very striking. Bravo Wilma! :0)

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  7. Oh wow! this is just gorgeous and really beautifully done. :)

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  8. Beautiful tag! I love the colors, texture... oh I just love everything about it! Fantastic!

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  9. Fabulous embroidered tag, love the 'sea' textures, Jane xx

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  10. Oh what a wonderful tag, it is a great poem that has inspired you.
    Anni

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  11. Love your stitched tags Wilma... and your owl creation is no exception ...wonderful tag! :)

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  12. Brilliant in color and execution!

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  13. Such a wonderful tag and so much work put into it!

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  14. Lovely little stitched tag :)

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  15. I agree with Arnold kids would love this. As do I. Your skill with fabrics is amazing Wilma. Love the movement you have captured in the sea.

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  16. Great tag, Wilma! Gorgeous bright colours and textures. I particularly like the way you have done the sea.
    Jane x

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  17. So beautiful, love the stylised look of this tag.

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  18. Wow! This is great - it must have taken you ages! Carolyn x

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