Monday, January 19, 2009

"My Grandmother's Garden"



Today I'm almost finished with "My Grandmother's Garden" - it's an embellished picture measuring 8,5x10" (22x26 cm).

What I enjoy so much about the embellisher is that you can use the tiniest of scraps to create a new piece of cloth and also re-use and present those very old samples of needlework in your stash, which have been carefully made and collected by women of generations before you ...

So, with this very modern machine you can assemble those old treasures to be cherished again.

I'm not sure if to add some more to this piece - maybe I'll go out and look for a thin branch of a birch for the mounting.

11 comments:

Allerleirauh said...

Zauberhaft, sagt Allerleirauh, die auch gerne mal so etwas machen will. Aber nochmal eine Maschine? Mal überlegen.

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Ja, Allerleirauh, diese Maschine: ja.

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Ich versteh' schon, was Du meinst, Allerleirauh - ich besitze nicht einmal eine Kaffeemaschine! - aber das hier ist eigentlich nur ein Motor mit Filznadeln, watscheneinfach, unkaputtbar - und wunderbar: Ca change la vie!

jude said...

lovely! i love those beads on the side.

Paula Hewitt said...

Anneli - this is wonderful - i enlarged the photo to see the details. there is so much of interest here - the flowers made from dorset buttons, the floral fabric i recognise :), the bead and stitch details. it really is fabulous.

Kiki Finlayson said...

This is the first time I've really wanted an embellishing machine, and the first time I've seen something that really made me want to do something with all the bits of my grandmother's hand work (Handarbeit) that I have in a box. I do hand needle felting, so maybe I can begin there. Your work is just lovely! Thank you for sharing it!

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Thank you so much for your enthusiastic comments, Jude, Paula, Kiki! I appreciate it so much and I'm happy if I can help to inspire!

Sara Lechner said...

i love this little garden and the bird appliqué!

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Thank you, Sara!

yvette said...

it's a pity all those technics went lost, glad you show them on your beautiful piece of art!

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Thank you Yvette - I think I would like to do some of this - after all, I had three grandmothers!