Straight from why do I make them so big, to why are they so small! Who likes easy…..
These are for York Open Studios – The last few big pieces are so layered and complex they are going to be silly expensive….. the badges are going to be pocket money prices, so hopefully can fill that little impulse buy spot.
These are fun and quick to do – only 1.5″ across. They are modified cover buttons with a brooch back attached, so quite easy to make up and pretty robust. The only difficulty is the change in scale. It is so tempting to go slow and to be careful – if I do that then I get big awkward stitches, so have to stitch as fast as I dare!
The other limitation is keeping the fabric lightweight – not getting carried away with too much stitching or applique bits – thicker fabric is more difficult to stretch over the button – so I have had to hoop it using my vintage Bernina’s darning hoop rather than using stabiliser. It is so small!!! but does work a treat.
Went back up to Barnyarns on Monday with the ladies who come to my “open \house\” mornings – some of these mini broideries are testing out the new polyester variegated threads – – their Polyneon range. Really pleased with them.
Taking work into Blossom Street Gallery next week for the York Literary Festival – that will be on for the whole of March.
And don’t forget YOS starts the weekend of April 14th.