19 January 2010

new picture finds


My latest junk interest is pictures! I have found a few lately that I love, especially textile pictures like embroidery or collage (the one above is embroidered in silk I think).
I'm also liking pages from old books which I am thinking to frame too!
The tapestry below came in an ugly frame, but I might make it into a cushion instead!

7 comments:

  1. Love them! I don't suppose you are selling the A in the second picture?

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  2. Nope sorry...it was a present from my boyfriend! They used to sell modern ones in Divertimenti, but I havent seen any old ones in the market.

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  3. I love the swallow picture.

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  4. Love the birds! And really good idea about the tapestry - I often see framed cross-stitch or tapestry that aren't quite uitable for hanging, but converting them to cushions is a great idea!

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  5. I once saw some amazing floor cushions made from different pieces of tapestry on each 'face' of the cushion. They looked like they were kind of inspired by those kneelers you get in churches, and they were really beautiful. I have been wanting to make similar floor cushions for a while now!

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  6. Cushion idea. Genius. Saw something similar today in a domino magazine and thought how lovely that would be.
    Congratulations on your nomination, I didn't realise and have used my vote, but will try and log in on the other computer and vote for you there. L x

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  7. Really lovely. The bird prints look great in those simple wood frames.

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