Thursday, 9 May 2013
Funky and cheap ideas for the home
I had a large foot stool that I originally made back in the ‘eighties that was looking a bit well: ‘eighties. And thought about giving it a makeover but couldn't decide what, then hit on the idea of patchwork. I had some absolutely gorgeous Malabar silk and linen and embroidered swatches in vibrant colours and thought they would make a stunning patchwork covering.
So hauled out the machine and started sewing the pieces together. I wanted to create something quite exotic and unusual.
I found some vintage (old) bullion piping in the shed to finish the seam off and some bright turquoise bobble fringing for around the base.
Posted by patchworkqueen at 21:14