I have had time to play with ideas this weekend and today, as school is closed for half term.
I have been looking forward to the break as it is always quite frantic at school just before the holiday, finishing off projects etc...
I completed blossom tree brooch and then decided to use up some pieces of wool that I had dyed a navy blue for another miniature landscape.
The fuchsia thread is from a vintage reel of cotton and it is a wonderful colour, especially against the dark blue.
If you're anything like me, you will no doubt have many small bits of fabric and lace which you can't throw away as
a. It's too beautiful to part with even if it's so small you can hardly see it.
b. It is very old so how can you possibly be the one to end it's life.
c. You have an emotional attachment to it (It was part of an old dress that belonged to a great grandma)
d. You need to recycle.
e. You are a very strange person who hordes small scraps because you like to paint pictures with them.
f. You are completely mad because you think all fabrics deserve a chance of a different life.
g. How could you part with it because you will never get that design, colour again etc...
h. You are inspired by the work of Edrica Huws see here http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2007/aug/13/art and here amazing work.
Which leads me on to these two 'still life brooches' which I have been able to incorporate tiny fragments of lace and fabric.
Have a great week.