Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Selvedge Magazine - Inspiration

I recently treated myself to a copy of Selvedge, a beautiful magazine out of the UK which encompasses the world of textiles.  I have had this on the list to self for quite a while, and it was worth every cent.  Everything from the quality of paper it is printed on, to the beautiful images and well written articles makes Selvedge everything that I hoped it would be.  It's definitely one I will be purchasing again, in saying that I actually purchased a few back issues (Christmas present to me) - with 55 issues to pick from it was very difficult to decide!!  You can find the selvedge website here

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Pattern - Snow Goose In Flight

The snow goose in flight.  This is one of my patterns which has a Japanese influence, it came about as I have been working on a kokeshi doll project which I will post about soon.

Dachshund Buttons

 dachshund buttons lovelui

 dachshund buttons 38mm lovelui

This project has been on the desk for quite a while.  It all started with a naive dachshund scribble that I drew on a scrap bit of paper years ago, funnily it just got shuffled around my desk and was never binned.  Eventually, the scribble made it's way onto my scanner and with a reasonable amount of tweaking in Photoshop I managed to create a pattern, printed it onto cotton and made it into a button, all from a simple scribble. I have a few variations of the dachshund print, but these buttons in neutral tones with white and grey backgrounds are what I have photographed and listed on lovelui. You can find them here  handmade dachshund buttons
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