Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Collage and Collections


I have been itching to do some more embroidery, and have also been inspired by a lot of vintage graphics lately. I have lots of ideas mashing up in my brain, but I thought I'd show you my first attempt - an embroidered collage (well, that's what I'm calling it). By a happy coincidence, I managed to find some embroidery hoops and frames in charity shop a couple of weeks ago, which gave me a nice little format to work in.

This frame is actually a kind of flexible plastic, rather than wood, but I think I'll use the favourite Etsy term, "faux bois" to describe it. Yep, that's it - 'an embroidered collage in a faux bois frame'. I'm looking forward to making more.

Luckily, I found some more hoops and frames at a flea market this weekend. The lovely sewing lady there also had big bags of vintage buttons for 50p each. I bought four, and I told her I'd have fun going through them. I did!

10 comments:

TK said...

Ooh, buttons!

Menopausal musing said...

Fantastic post. Love the embroidery, sooooo different. The photo of the clear buttons is wonderful. You must have been in seventh heaven going through the bags!

GardenofDaisies said...

Fun!! I just joined a little embroidery sampler challenge here on one of the blogs. We are making one little square a day for over a month. I am behind, as I just joined, so I am trying to do multiple squares a day for the next week or so to catch up. My first post on it will go up day after tomorrow... by then I Hope to have severl squares done, so it won't look like I'm as far behind as I really am. :-)

VintageVicki said...

Love the embroidery and the buttons :)

Camilla said...

Oooh lovely!

Amelyn said...

I want one!!!

Ticking stripes said...

Great embroidery idea and fabulous button haul - lucky you! Bargain!

jaboopee said...

your collage in a faux bois frame is delightful, i love it , and your button haul is ace , have you seen the button picture in lulu guinness's house?
http://mirrormirror.typepad.com/mirror_mirror/2009/10/pearly-kings-and-queens.html

I got some clear button too , i'm going to use them in one of my glass mosaics....

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Your embroidery's gorgeous . And in such a grand frame too !
As for the buttons ? Humph , is all I have to say about that .

Franstuff said...

You are so lucky...it seems there is so much more vintage sewing stuff around England than we have in the US...at least my neck of the woods. Although I have been banned from looking for any by my housemates for awhile...