Working on cleaning out my studio this week. A project I've been putting off for months (okay, more like a year). Starting this blog and planning to open an etsy shop has made me see the value of a little organization. Mixed-media projects require a lot of supplies and my one small room houses a sewing table, paint table, ironing board, bookshelves and the "stashes." It's the stashes that have gotten out of hand. The biggest stash, by far, is vintage linens.
I looove vintage linens and believe that every needle tells a story. So when I find a tattered tablecloth or dresser scarf, or hankie that has been painstakingly hand-stitched, I like to try and extend that story by including it in a work of my own...
|A bit of the stash...|
|Little gift bags.|
|Old text printed on vintage linen and embroidered.|
|Background and text printed on vintage linen.|
|Flowers from a dresser scarf, dotted Swiss from a doll dress.|