Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentines Hearts ......

I've been stitching these 'raggedy hearts' for a few friends for a Valentines Day swap.  I've used some lovely old battenburg lace from an old doiley of my mums,  Some sari silk and lovely floral embroidered sheer fabric that I have been hoarding forever.  The hearts themselves were old linen blend fabric samples.  Lots of recycling and stitching fun.
 

The fabrics below are from a workshop I did on the weekend with Ro Bruhn..... gelatin prints.  I loooove gelatin printing and it was so much fun creating different patterns and colours.  We used anything and everything....old egg cartons, bubble wrap (one of my favourites), indian print blocks, stamps, embossed fabrics and papers...FUN class and I look forward to including these fabrics in some cloths soon.
 The past few weeks I have also been taking Jude Hills online workshop, Advanced Cloth Weaving.  I made the little cloth below weaving without a foundation.  You finish with such a light and soft piece of cloth.  Initially I was thinking I would use this piece (all fabrics gifted from my friend Dot and sister Lee) in a boro cloth I intend to make this year.  But,  after visiting the class site and seeing what everyone is doing...I'm not sure.  Jude has made a beautiful cushion, others incorporated the pieces in clothing, boro style.  So much to see and so much inspiration as always in Judes classes.
 Close up of small boro type cloth.


I havent been able to post much lately...as you know,  I'm not so good when it comes to things computer related at times.  We put a new antivirus on our computer which has been blocking me posting pictures to my blog.  Finally worked out how to fix it, so should be back to normal again now.

ONE  SHOULD  ABSORB 
THE  COLOUR  OF  LIFE


-OSCAR WILDE -

Wishing you all a wonderful and colourful week.

Jacky xox

26 comments:

Philippa said...

These are lovely! So clever - and of course as with so much of your work they have given me an idea to mull... Glad you have overcome the computer gremlins. Take care

ArtPropelled said...

Love your boro type cloth! I'm so drawn to Boro. Hope all your computer problems are behind you.

Rachel said...

Delightful little "raggedy hearts". I hope the computer problems are truly fixed now!

Jenxo said...

your hearts are gorgeous Jacky, its nice to see you back :)

karen said...

wow!! love the hearts, love the weaving and your printed cloth is gorgeous!! Busy, busy I see!!

Elizabeth said...

Love your little hearts Jakie!! I did some too and it is such fun to use up tiny special scraps!!! Your gelatin prints are fabulous it is adictive isn't it?? Lovely lovely work as always!!! Hugs!!

Angelcat said...

Those hearts are gorgeous, and I love your piece of woven cloth

deanna7trees said...

beautiful hearts, lucky friends.

Sujata said...

I love the beautiful pastels you created. They do look quite organic and have great sense of calm.
Love those hearts too. I am going to have to try those just for fun!

Hoola Tallulah said...

oh those hearts are just lovely, happy valentines <3
You must tell me what gelatin printing is, I have never heard of it before but the results look amazing!
Your woven clothes are marvellous, loving those fabrics :)

Linda said...

I love everything here...the hearts are so sweet and precious and your boro cloth looks wonderful.
And you always have way too much fun with Ro :-)
XX

Ro Bruhn said...

Love the hearts Jacky, they're gorgeous and your boro quilt looks fabulous, I hope we see that at our next show and tell. I'm glad you enjoyed the workshop your prints are beautiful.

Robin Olsen said...

Glad to have you back in action! love what you are doing here, especially your hearts with their raggedyness combined with that delicate stitching--lovely.

Peggy Beck said...

How wonderful these hearts are Jacki. I received one similar from a friend and I think they are precious and priceless. Thanks for sharing.

cristina said...

huggable hearts, tis what they
are. i love your blue weaving, too!
i'll have to read up on the
printing you had fun with...

Notjustnat said...

Love the hearts. I'm a heart person and also re-purposed them from old doilies. Those gelatins printing are wonderful. I would have love to take the class too - Hugs Nat

Deborah said...

I love the hearts!

Cotton Picker said...

Get post. I love anything to do with recycling and manipulating fabric. :)

Em said...

I love your hearts and your blog! I just found you this morning from Sujata's blog and I have started my day with you while sipping coffee and thank you for your inspiration....now I am off to read more! Love, Em

Connie said...

Your hearts are lovely.

By the Bluegrass said...

Ooooh, so many exciting projects. The raggedy hearts are so cute and would look great with my little raggedy doll that I just made (you'll have to check her out). I would looove to take that gelatin dye class. Too bad we live on different continents. I especially like the back two folded ones (the greenish/grey one and the pink and gold) so luxe! And, last but not least....your woven cloth.....just lovely! It reminds me of a japanese piece. Some sashiko stitching would go well with it. What is boro?

Dot said...

Your hearts are gorgeous! The flower fabric looks beautiful. And using some of your mother's old doiley's adds a lovely touch. Pleased to see the fabrics I gave you hasve been useful - love your new fabric weaving. And the gelatin prints are fab!
Dot x

Gaye Todd said...

Jacky I love the hearts, and of course have the added bonus of having them in my hands right now! I also love love love the gelatin prints.... :) xx

Emma said...

These hearts & cloths are just lovely - I do like a raw edge. Your boro cloth is beautiful, so difficult to choose what to finally do with it.

Els said...

Great hearts Jacky, and your blue weaving looks wonderful too!
(My felted circles might be a bit too big for a brooch, still hesitating.... In some way or another my e-mails never seem to come through to you ???.....)

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

SO lovely boros and hearts. An inspiration for me. Now I know what I can do with all those vintage linens I have been hoarding away.