Monday, March 17, 2014

A Row of Tags

In the midst of the lounge decorating that's taken somewhat longer than planned I have finally finished a textile piece.  I've done several over the last year but haven't really liked any enough to finish them or show you.  At one point I got myself so bogged down in the 'rules' and 'balance' etc that I lost all my confidence.  This time I started small and decided to just do things so that I was pleased with them rather than trying to work to someone else's formula etc.


Having said that, I did keep to some self imposed 'rules'. Each piece is on a brown tag and each piece has something 'found' in nature on it and some simple cross stitching.


Each piece also has old lace and buttons,


and they are all of a similar colour palette (one without much colour which is what I always seem to gravitate to!).

Some have text from old books and shredded bark cloth.






















All have recycled sari ribbon and some have music and vintage fabric,






















and some have string.


They sit side by side, tags in a row, 


and, for the first time in ages, I'm actually pleased with them, and also pleased to have some confidence back! They will hang in my lounge once the floor is laid in a few weeks' time.

16 comments:

Celia Hart said...

I love them placed together as a collection - they look intriguing.

Plain Jane said...

Absolutely beautiful - I especially like the use of the sycamore seed in the top tag x Jane

Naida Willis said...

They are stunning and your chosen colour palette is lovely.

Iz said...

Oh now they are lovely!

elaine said...

I'm in love.

rusty duck said...

Gorgeous. I love the muted colours.

Maureen Heywood said...

The look stunning grouped together in this way, so relaxing.

Jo said...

Very pretty. They look really good together as a collection.

Handmade in Israel said...

Beautiful! I love the sycamore seed.

Gina said...

So beautiful!

Toffeeapple said...

Ooh, aren't they gorgeous together? You are so clever.

Cottage Garden said...

Such unique pieces Su - they look stunning as a collection.

Hope the decorating is going well. Had the decorating bug myself recently and painted the stairwell, found some gorgeous wallpaper too.

CATHY DANIEL said...

You obviously enjoyed doing these and it is evident in the finished item - which is really effective and charming. xCathy

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Ooh ... love the colours! My kind of palette.

Do you know Alex's blog, Lola Nova, Su? She is hosting s stitching project that encourages folk to produce a piece per month that is all about process rather than product. I'm finding it a great way to get back into the stitchy groove, maybe you'd like to join in too?

Yvonne Moxon said...

Lovely and very well balanced in their little row. I like to see natural found objects stitched into fabrics and paper there is something very positive and secure in it..

Karen L. said...

I just stumbled across your blog and am enjoying reading through your present and past posts. Love the way you incorporate nature into your pieces. I am always picking up shells, feathers, stones, etc. when I walk and you have inspired me to do something lovely with them. Thanks for that!