Friday, November 16, 2007

the Toile Cushion Project

Some time ago my mum gave me this piece of fabric with a very unusual toile - hills and houses!- that my grandma had bought ages ago. It's so ugly it could be truly beautiful, so I decided to have a go with it and weave some matching fabric - something stripey to contrast/complement the pattern.

So here you go, I selected my colours: cotton and viscose yarn (shiny enough but not too much)

I am really pleased with the result, can't wait to see the cushions on my sofa!

My other projects are going ok, I managed to set up the loom with some other silk miniscarves: after the blue ones inspired to the Antarctic Ice, the next natural step was to try some other colourways - so this time I used some silk dyed with onion skins and cochineal.
Will post some pics soon before the scarves disappear!

1 comment:

Susan Johnson said...

I was startled by this beautfiul photograph of your scarves in the corridor.