Have you ever wondered what it is about taking little bits of fabric and sewing it together that appeals to you?
I do – and I thought about it a lot while making these two pincushions.
There wasn’t any intent – I definitely didn’t need another pincushion. But there were these itty-bitty scraps of fabric, maybe 25 pieces in all, the biggest of which was approx. 1″ wide b y 5″ long. They were the trimmings from the layouts made to record each collection – in this case, Jen Kingwell‘s Moving On Lawns. I saw them laying on the table in Eladia’s office and well… I just couldn’t help myself. They just needed to be made into something.
If you’re curious, the final strike-offs for each collection are cut and arranged in a layout of as many as ten pages. The original sheets with the fabric swatches are kept as a record. The pages are then scanned and paper copies showing the collection are sent to the designer, distributors who request them and a few other folks who want or need it. This work is all done by sweet Eladia – who is quite used to my being distracted by the piles of pretty scraps in her office. (Squirrel!)
So is this an obsession – or is it a passion?
Why do you “make stuff”?