Monday, 22 August 2011

Wearable Art!

I have been planning a super secret project recently... secret because generally when I announce my intentions I usually fail to see it thru!
It's an idea I have been working on for a while, a way of making my designs wearable... I can't get a consistently good print with the gocco to do T-shirts or other clothing (good enough for me anyway... blame the perfectionist in me) so I decided to start small with Brooches.
I used my new feather designs which I made specially for this project and sewed them to felt with interfacing between them to strengthen and stiffen the fabric. I wanted to make something quite big so it could be wearable art... but I made some little ones too!
I'll be listing them on etsy very soon, they are all unique and the buttons on them are all collected over the last 10 years from various places. It's nice to be able to use them for something, normally I just hoard them!


  1. Awww, those brooches are too cute!!

  2. Those are lovely and the buttons set them off perfectly :)

  3. Ooh, most nice! Most impressive! Most clever!
    I do like these... Now I need to think of a good excuse to buy them!
    Good luck with your new venture - I'm sure these will sell well.