The first thing I used it for was this piece. The top section is patched, you can't really tell from this image but would I lie to you? Trust me, it's the piece on the right with the knots that has been added. Then I embroidered onto some vintage lace, covered a button, made a little rouleau loop as a fastening for the top piece and hey presto, Karen style patchwork.
The three pieces from my last post have been stitched together, crazy patchwork Karen style, to another piece of lace (from the same cloth). I have had this lace cloth for so long and have always loved it. It did have badly damamged areas but I have enjoyed using the salvageable parts so much and now I am running out....I am really sad about that actually.
and here are all my 'patchwork' components together. It's quite suprising how they all come together in the end and how they all seem to work as a whole. Is it strange that I am suprised by that? I get so lost in my thoughts whilst I am making that I really do get a shock sometimes at how it seems to come together.
Now it's my plan to create two books with these. Two little books of Karen style patchwork. There will be three pieces of work in each book but these will have to be slightly more expensive than the others. There is so much more work in these pieces and with the best will in the world I can't work for nothing. In my head though, if these don't sell it won't matter becaue they will always be a valuable resource that can be studied again and again, a worthy addition to my design files. However, because these may be a little too expensive for some people I have already started some more pieces for little books of colour , same price as before, which will be ready soon.
So a lot of pictures for you today, a lot of words and I hope you didn't catch anything off me!
I think I should go have a lemsip or something because I must be fit for thursday.......yes thursday......I am so excited!! General Election, voting, up all night watching it all unfold, I love it really I do. I always quite fancied a career in politics but unfortuantely I may have too many skeletons in my closet!!
If you are in the UK please vote, I don't care who for (well I do, but it's up to you, that's the beauty of democracy) but please, please, please participate, remember the Suffragettes!