Posts tagged appliqué

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Flowers

Sunshine-rain, rain-sunshine. Everything in the garden is growing and blossoming. And a new bag model grew on my kitchen table. It is not small, it is not large, the size is just right, somewhere in between. I started to play with paper, then test fabric, adding a bit, taking out a bit… When I am [...]
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Violet Bats

Bats hibernate during the winter. In caves. The spring is coming and they are waking up. To honor that, I greet them with a school bag. I made the bag from linen artist’s canvas, one of my favorite fabrics. I made bats applique using violet linen fabric. Contours of wines that are waking up like [...]
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Snowy Bag

A tote with flowers, but a snowy tote. Snowy because it is made of warm fabric, because its colours look like winter and snow, and snowy because just as I was finishing it, it started snowing for the first time this winter. Why did I make a white bag? Because white fabric bag sounds quite [...]
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About Owls

Owls live in my neighborhood. Sometimes I hear them, sometimes I catch a glimpse of them silently flying in the dusk. Most probably they are Tawny Owls, Strix aluco, but I yet have to see them properly. I’m reading about owls and here are several things I have learned so far about my neighbors, [...]
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Second Life

I’ve added a new category to this blog, second life. Second life are handbags made from fabric that used to be something else in the previous life, like a jacket, a skirt or a pair of trousers. I used to repurpose already as a kid. In those days, repurposing was primarily motivated by me imagining [...]
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