yesterday we had the first snowfall of this winter...
that somehow guided me to work on my recently "woven" Piece of Cloth strips...
(the size of the single strips is about 5-6 cm in width)
i learned how to do this from jude hill´s blog, here
i pinned them with small safety Pins until i secured them with the small basting stitch
(also taught by jude)
[i really love the way she teaches, and she deserves a donation... as soon as i´ll get my Christmas gratification...]
i added a thin base layer for better handling after the weaving...
next time i will make it before, makes the process easier.
the blue tones just cried for winter motifs...
so i took the creature from my last post and placed it here,
surrounded by a little snow embroidery.
more stitching will go on here, on this Piece of old cloths
(recycled from dish towels, torn Shirts and blouses, bed-linen etc)
as said: first snow on sunday.
when i visited a textile market (at the textile Museum in Augsburg)
just a few impressions:
of course, drawn to the things i love to do myself,
as for example embroidery:
you can find more from Gina ballinger at stitcheries.org
the Details of ruth feile´s stitchings are incredible.
i could spend hours looking at their bears and pigs...
made with so much love...
i had to buy one of Bettina zwirner´s pouches.
stamped and Screen printed, then foiled with lamifix.
there were a lot of felted items, this and that, small and big...
and many hats and clothes (not so interesting for me really),
bags (very exclusive, thus pricey...), carpets... well, anything you can imagine to be made of fabrics, leather etc..
there also were some sculptures of handmade paper,
here tinted in wonderful Colors:
and after two hours you are...
a beautiful and tasty Restaurant is at the base floor:
i had kashmircurry and, of course, a pils;)
enough for today.
i´m expecting a parcel with Cloth the next week...
ordered at the market...
i will Show you the surprise then.
it is wonderful!!!
(and i can´t believe i missed making photos of this booth...
must have been my excitement;))