Monday, 29 March 2010

Shisha

A bit of shisha work that I did on the rainbow piece a couple of weeks ago ............



There is a little bit of shisha on the cushion I did last year and which went off to a new home at Christmas ...............







India was the chosen research subject for one particular term when I was studying for City & Guilds part 1 ............... the first term we had to actually produce an item.  Here is my cushion (all fabrics & threads hand dyed, reverse applique, quilting, shisha and buttonhold bars).  I don't have a picture of the back (before we possessed a digital camera) but the closure was dorset buttons ............. the rings of which were recycled along with the (remaining) mirrors when the cushion eventually went off to another land in the sky!



Look what the postman brought this morning .............. a cat "bag" to cut out & sew ...............


Do I need it?  No
Do I even know what I want it for?  No, not really except perhaps for inspiration
The point is it seems that nobody else wanted him so for 99p he has a new home!
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4 comments:

Rachel said...

Love the detail on the shisha work. something else for me to try one of these days..

Chris Gray said...

..love those cushions!...

Elmsley Rose said...

I hope you are better now.

I'm sure there is a child somewhere that would love the cat bag, made up!

ArtGirl/California/United States said...

gorgeous colors!