Saturday, 17 November 2012

Brown

I found this week's theme a bit tricky. I love bright colours and don't really go for the vintage look, so I had nothing sepia that inspired me. I considered doing something based on St Clare of Assisi, the patron saint of Embroiderers, who wore lots of shades of brown, natural cloth, but I couldn't think what to do. Then inspiration struck! I was looking at a crazy quilt I made earlier this year, and decided to do some more crazy patchwork. I knew I wouldn't have time to do it with fabric, so I raided my stash of paper. (Very meagre compared to my stash of fabric,and I'm sure compared to some of the other contributors to this blog!)
I used the same techniques as I would with fabric, building up shapes in the brown and gold papers I had. I then added stitching, with real thread, poking holes in the card as I stitched to make life a little easier. As a final touch, I added brown braid. I'm pleased with the result, especially as it was a theme I wasn't particularly keen on.

11 comments:

  1. Great idea using paper instead of fabric.You would never guess it wasn't fabric if you hadn't said.

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  2. Cool! It looks like a vintage pot holder. Blessings!

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  3. Well what a wonderful idea!! Bravo! I thought it was fabric at first, like Carol and like Arnoldo, it reminded me of a vintage potholder. I think this is a winner! :0) Mo x

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  4. I love crazy patchwork and have made quite a few waistcoats for friends, but this is very clever to use papers, such a lovely tag, well done! x

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  5. You had me fooled Jo, I thought it was fabric
    Lynn

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  6. How clever! Excellent color choices!

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  7. I too thought it was fabric! Nice to see different interpretations. Carolyn x

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  8. A great project, I love crazy quilting and this even looks like fabric!

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  9. Great idea for a tag, I bet you enjoyed working in colours your not used to :)

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  10. You tottally had me fooled as I really thought this was material patchwork. Lovely finish and great idea.

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  11. Looks just like a fabric coaster, I might try making some for the Christmas dinner table! Jane xx

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