Thursday, January 8, 2015

"Almost" Custom Pre-Finished Pillows

Before I pack them for display at market, here are a few examples of the pre-finished pillows from Pillow Garden that we are now distributing.

They are available in a selection of different fabrics, colorways and trims, with a variety of frame sizes for your canvas.  Top stitching the canvas in place and adding the inner pillow of your choice (polyfil or down) is all that's required to achieve a custom designer look.  If you don't sew, there is a double sided permanent fabric tape on the market that will work.

Great for gifts when you miss the dreaded "finishing deadline"!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

A Lot of Ribbon!

It's finally time to get back to blogging again after taking a rather long break to close a retail shop, reorganize everything (well, almost everything), and paint a lot of new canvases for the upcoming TNNA winter show.

I did find time to stitch a little, and managed to finish this piece - P2 - The Hen - a licensed design by New Mexico artist Peggy O'Leary.

The hen is stitched entirely in different colors and widths of silk ribbon from Treenway Silks and The Threadgatherer, with the addition of Barbara Elmore's Sparkles and a few beads.  All this random stitching was a new experience for me, but went rather quickly once I got the hang of it.

The framed piece will be displayed at market, with a stitch  and fiber guide to follow.