Monday, April 23, 2012

The Sewing Brick

If you sew, you may have come across a tool called a
Sewing Bird.
A friend had one of these attached to her sewing table.
If you have never seen one, it looks like a
sculpture of a bird with a hinged beak.
 Clamp your fabric in the birds beak if you need an extra hand.
Unfortunately, I don't have one of those, but I do have a
Sewing Brick.
I doubt it has an official name maybe a sewing weight!
I was taught to use one at the clothing design company
 I worked for in the 80's.
 Cover a brick with batting and then a layer of felt.
You can make it fancy if you like, or just pin the thing together.
Set it on your sewing table and pin one end of your work to it.
It is especially useful when sewing hems.
Try it!

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Who Is So Late At the Garden Gate

Who Is So Late At The Garden Gate
12.5 x 10.5

Silk and cotton, vintage embroidery, silk paper, hand embroidery,
 scrim lace, patchwork, cutwork, machine embroidery

Monday, April 9, 2012

Another Page

14.5 x 11.5

silk paper
cotton fabric
vintage embroidery
ruched fabric with beads
scrim lace
hand and machine embroidery
watercolor paper

Tuesday, April 3, 2012