Not really Valentine's Day gifts! I'm taking another online workshop with Jude called Whispering Heart. This is a mini workshop covering only hearts. You would be surprised to see how many ways you can produce hearts on cloth. This is my first project for the class. It's in a nine-patch format with heart applique and embroidery. You can do whatever you want using heart shapes. My next piece of cloth will be a heart sampler, so there will be many hearts to show you in the next couple of posts.
I decided to make this piece as a gift for the host family I will be staying with in Japan. The piece is made totally by hand using all recycled vintage silk kimono except for the background fabric which is cotton remnant from Reverse Art Truck.
A close-up shot of the prairie points. The fringes are handmade as well. I named this cloth Hugs and Kisses. I posted on the class blog SEW you can see work from the other students posted there too.
Flying heart on pin cushion. The woven base was done on another workshop 'cloth to cloth' with Jude. It was handy to have some of these woven bases lying around for when I need it. On this occasion I needed to make a quick gift for my 200th. blog follower. I added the heart, button, tail, stitched it, filled it and it is ready! I added a few pieces of Shibori dyed fabric in the parcel as well. I do hope you like your gifts Gilly!