Sunday, October 25, 2020

Time for a new collage

 I received a package from an Etsy seller in Russia and some nice stamps were on the package so, I had to make a collage. The purple papers were letterpress printed and I combined them with a vintage ticket.



Sunday, October 18, 2020

2021 Calendar

 I finally finished my 2021 calendar and it's for sale in my Etsy shop.

Calendar cover

January thru April

May thru August

September thru December


Sunday, September 20, 2020

Collecting

 Last post on embroidery (for now). These are from a beautiful piece of embroidery that I believe my grandmother purchased in France in the 1920's. My aunt said it was always used as a table covering. The piece is quite large with fringe on the edge and the silk is so fragile that it tears if you even look at it the wrong way!





Sunday, August 2, 2020

Collecting

Here is a detail of some embroidered pants that my grandmother brought home from her travels. Although she was very stylish, I can't picture my grandmother in silk haram pants! I wish I know what the writing said.


Saturday, June 27, 2020

Collecting

I collect lots of miscellaneous stuff, including vintage textiles. Below are a few of my favorites.


The piece in the background was purchased in Vietnam. The small bag in the top left is a Banjara piece from India with cowrie shells decorating the corners. The bag in the center is Lakai embroidery (the opposite side has different embroidery) from central Asia -probably Uzbekistan. The small bag in the top right belonged to my grandmother and I believe is from Greece. My grandmother travelled all over the world and growing up, we had a costume chest filled with embroidered shawls from Spain, fabric from the Mideast, a traditional Portuguese vest and apron, and much more. My sister now has the chest, but I got most of the textiles.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

New Letterpress Print

I did this cactus print for a custom order and now have it for sale in my shop.


I seem to be terrible at keeping real cactus alive so I purchased the faux ceramic ones from Etsy seller Woggie's Place.
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