Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Linda's Show & Tell

Of course my visit to Linda last week wouldn't have been complete without being able to peek into a few bags & boxes to see what else she's been working on besides Aowyn's quilt, and what an adventure that was!

A few years ago she took a fibre arts course at Haliburton School of The Arts and made this beautiful cushion top. It's layered pieces of fabric and fibres stabilized with Solvy, secured with tulle and then overstitched with the sewing machine.

It was spectacular and inspired her to create this small wallhanging...

...some of the embellishments were sewn overtop of the tulle for additional texture and interest.

And then a gorgeous scarf for herself.

The edges are established with the blue fabric but then the centre is more open and filled with various mulit-coloured fibres and yarns - you could spend a lot of time just looking at all of the different elements. It is really beautiful and the perfect colours for her.

She's also knitting a gorgeous felted bag for her daughter Sheri. This is the pattern...

and this is her bag so far. Instead of the leather handles she is knitting a long strap for over the shoulder. It is a good-sized bag, about 18" wide and is SO thick and durable after the felting and nice and soft at the same time. Lucky Sheri!

And of course now that she has all that time on her hands from finishing up Aowyn's quilts she's got another one waiting in the wings and ready to go. It's from Donna Lynn Thomas' book Scrappy Duos...

...and this is the pattern. Pretty, isn't it? Talk about an inspirational visit!...M


Anne said...

Beautiful work Linda! Being partial to blue myself, these pieces really hit home. Those lucky enough to be recipients of your art work are fortunate indeed.

bettyb said...

As always, Linda's output leaves me breathless!