Thursday, 27 January 2011
I've been wondering whether to have a go at cushions recently, and this is what I ended up making. My intention was to try a little bit of everything to see what I enjoy, what my limitation are, whether I can remember how to do blanket stitch...that kind of thing. I spent a fair bit of time selecting the fabric because I wanted it to go together nicely. I had my first ever go at patchwork and loved it! And then I let my mind and hands relax a little, and just floated along doing whatever came to mind, square by square. It isn't finished yet but I do think it's rather charming. A bit like a sampler on a cushion. My Mum thought it was a wonderful idea and so I have decided to buy some natural fabrics, lace, beads and sequins from Abakhan in the near future and make cushions to sell at Afonwen.