Tuesday, 12 November 2013

All Stitched Up

Hi Everyone!
I hope you have all had a good week. Last week's tags were great as usual. I am learning such a lot about techniques and developing ideas from Tag Tuesday.
My tag this week is All Stitched Up, but I set myself a challenge of a stitched tag without a single stitch on it!
I have been waiting for an opportunity to use my dressmaking stamps, so I got them out and had a lot of fun playing with them. They are the dress on the dressmaker's dummy, the pattern pieces and the "Quilting and Plain Sewing " sign. I coloured these in with my new Promarker pens-they are fab!( Oh and they were a bargain too!). The sewing machine is an image from The Graphics Fairy, also coloured in. This reminds me of my great-grandfather and great aunts who all  worked for Singer Sewing machines.  The Coats' Sewing Cottons sign is a rubbing from a paperknife which belonged to my grandfather, who worked for J & P Coates, and we always had sewing cottons of every hue in the house. (No change there, then!) For the background I made a rubbing of some hessian fabric, which was rough and rubbed easily, giving a great texture. To finish off, I photographed my tag on a cushion I hand stitched from some old shirts. I hope you like my homage to the stitching side of my family, no doubt that a love of fabric and creation is in my blood!
I have added a couple of close ups, but I think you should be able to click on the image and enlarge it.  




16 comments:

  1. I love the soft colors in you tag. Blessings!

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  2. Beautiful tag, glad you had fun. Valerie

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  3. I love how you've paid homage to the sewing team! The paper knife rubbing is a great idea too :-)

    Sally

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  4. Great tag with wonderful designs stamped onto it

    Chrissie x

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  5. Jane, this is absolutely super!

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  6. How lovely that you were able to make this so personal - the rubbing is fab! Carolyn xx

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  7. It was a wonderful idea to use your family's sewing background as inspiration for the tag.

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  8. Brilliant elements, a lovely coloured tag. X

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  9. The pattern with dress was an awesome addition!

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  10. How clever to do the rubbing and what great memories you've captured in a very memorable tag!

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  11. Gorgeous tag...you really enjoyed this one... Beautiful work...Hugs May x x x

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  12. Jane I love all the significance of the elements you have used in your tag. There would be so many ways that you could use it now!

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  13. I love this , especially its significance to your family history - that's what makes this tag really special.

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