Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Fun with fabrics :-)
I have stopped saving my best fabrics, so some of my precious Japanese taupes went into this little needle keeper. Just for the fun of it - just for enjoyment :-)
This little needle keeper is 6" x 5,5".
Inside is 2 layers of thin pressed polyester batting + 1 layer of Fast2Fuse, which is also used for postcards, fabric bowls and fabric boxes lately.
I do postcards occationally, but not fabric bowls or boxes.
Fast2Fuse is thin, like thin cardboard and stiff, but yet flexible, so it will not break like cardboard does.
The stitchery heart pattern is in the same pattern as my tote front, from Bareroots.
It is meant for a chatelain, but I am not a chatelain person, so instead of sewing on the heart shape I stitched it.
The inside pocket got a little motif composed by me from the shapes in the outside heart.
Both stitcheries got a bath in tea as did the double batting for the needles.
The cotton batting was so white, so I thought, why not give tea bathing a try?
It did soften the white to a more soft natural look.
One has all to gain to live on the edge sometimes :-)