Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Brown and Sepia


Happy Tuesday to you all!
Such heavenly celestial tags from everyone last week, I have much enjoyed looking at them all.  Looking forward to seeing what we have all come up with for this week’s theme. 

For my first tag I took tiny snippets from my brown fabric box,  and stitched them to a fabric tag to make a little sampler of  machine and hand embroidery stitches.  I have added an odd earring and a flower from an old embroidered jumper.  The edge is finished with buttonhole stitch in variegated brown thread.    I enjoyed stitching this tag because the various bits hold such memories! 
 I have photographed my tags against the sepia-coloured silk from a Victorian embroidered parasol.  This was too beautiful to make into a tag, but I am so grateful for the opportunity of rediscovering it in my box of browns.  



 Creepier Sepia!
My second tag was made a few weeks ago using my rusty tie-dyed calico.  This piece looked like a spider’s web; all it needed was a spider!   This one is definitely Brown Bread (Dead)! Unfortunately he is a bit shrivelled up now!   I am a bit of an arachnophobe and this is the closest I have ever been to a spider!   I know friends from hot countries will think this is a pathetic specimen, but he’s big enough for me!

On the back of the tag are some leaves die-cut from the same fabric.

Thank you for looking, and also for your kind comments on my fireworks tag last week.

Cheerio for now, Jane xx

13 comments:

  1. Jane, both your tags are so beautifully made, love your dyed calico.
    Anni

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  2. What a beautiful material tag you have made. Hugsd Mrs A.

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  3. Everything is Beautiful :0)) (except the spider) :0)) Mo

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  4. The fabric tag is so lovely and then down I scroll and there was another beauty.
    Lynn

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  5. Both tags are gorgeous. I love the stained calico and the wonderful shades of colour in your stitched tag - fabulous work!

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  6. Oh I love your stitched silk tag, its my kinda tag! not sure i would want to get to close to that spider one....love the leaves!

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  7. Great tags -how brave to use the spider if you are afraid of them! Carolyn x

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  8. Two excellent ideas. I really like the first tag, the snippets of fabric all stitched together so beautifully.

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  9. Love the spider tag, really unusual and striking!

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  10. These tags are brilliant, great use of mixed media! x

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  11. Two great tags. Is that really a real spider. Yuck!

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  12. I like both tags, but the first one is especially beautiful in my opinion. Blessings!

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