Recycling on a tired planet!

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

New work



These days I was ill and couldn't work in my studio so that I began with a project I planned some time ago. I want to recycle my old stitched table cloths, doilies, etc giving them a new life.

I have wonderful tablecloths stitched by my grandmother with her own designs or designs from the early 20th century waiting for this.

This piece was a linen place mat with a flower stitchery and lace all around. It's not finished yet.

I used all I found laying around me and enjoyed the act of stitching very much (while watching some Christmas films on TV).

I think I will use more "fauna" next year, not only faces and people.

The photo is not very good because I took it in my living room and it's snowing outside...

13 comments:

Nathalie L. said...

c'est très beau, c'est presque magique, peut être comme un temps de neige.

Angelcat said...

This piece is so beautiful already, what a special idea recycling some of your grandmothers embroidery, how lucky that you have such treasures to work with!

Julie said...

I think this is a lovely idea to bring new life to vintage embroideries. I hope you are feeling better.

Heather said...

Do hope you are feeling better and will be able to enjoy Christmas. This is a lovely idea and you are making it work so well. It will be very special when you have finished it.

Li said...

A week or two ago I visited one of your blogs for the first time and that evening my head started bubbling with inspiration. Thank you! You opened my mind for how I can relate crafting and art in my life..

RamonaRamon said...

This is so inspiring! I have old embroidered linens also that I have been saving for the right idea. Yours gives me lots of luscious ideas!

JudyK said...

Beautiful! I'm glad I found your blog dthrough One World-One Heart

gulle hexan said...

hi i did just find your blogg..
and have to say.. its wondeful work you do...:)
hugs

Morna said...

You make everything you touch look charming!

Thanks for becoming a follower of my second blog. Is this going to get me to spend less time on the computer? :)

Bee's Hive said...

I love all your work, especially when you use old pieces in new ways. Why would anyone just keep such wonderful pieces of fabric in a draw. Letting the world see it's beauty even if it's become a small piece of it's original beauty is wonderful. I was recently chastised for using parts of a 100 year old quilt in one of my pieces. My 80 year old mother in law was going to throw it away and I saved it. The quilt was in terrible condition and falling apart, but I found it so beautiful. Why would I just keep it in a draw???? I found new life for something that was going to vanish for ever. Thank you for your work, it makes me feel that some people believe in not keeping beautiful things in a draw to be forgotten and never to be shared.

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