Thursday, 7 May 2015

Island hideaways; papercloth sewing


 I have been working on more little Island hideaways pieces, sewn and embroidered on papercloth.
You may remember I did a series of 'wee houses' collaged onto small wooden panels a little while back.

wee houses series
well I loved the idea of working on a new 'wee house' series but instead of just collaging with paper and paint I wanted to use stitch and papercloth. Often ideas grow from ideas!


I painted the houses onto some collaged papercloth ( muslin covered in torn paper fragments)
Then I machine stitched the paper cloth with silk and metalic thread.


I also used some iridescent spray inks  stencilled onto areas of the papercloth.


I think you can just about make out the stencilled circles.








To photograph I spread out all three pieces together on a picnic blanket....


 somebody decided the blanket was a good place to sleep......


not impressed when asked to get off!

linking to paint party friday

23 comments:

  1. Love love LOVE! :) Are these for sale Morag?
    Jess xx

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  2. I just think your pieces are so marvelous!! I'm sorry I was unable to follow through and purchase one.

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  3. I have struggled in the past with how to mount and frame textile pieces but these are finished off beautifully. I wonder if you intend to put them in a frame or hang them as they are.
    I love them all but the one on the top right caught my eye in particular. I think it is the colour.

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  4. These are so charming Morag and I enjoyed clicking on every image to see all the wonderful details. The stitching makes it so interesting and the vertical stitches in the foreground read as blades of grass or foliage. Wonderful! I loved looking back at your little house post too and I've learned a new word today...croft. Your sweet houses are just so enchanting. These are gems!

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  5. Gorgeous pieces Morag, they look so inviting, I want to step into them and explore, you live in a very beautiful place!

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  6. Wow what a special series...these are wonderful and I loved clicking on the photos to study the gorgeous details!! These little houses are adorable! Good job Morag!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  7. Love these paper cloth pieces Morag, they seem like a nice place to visit.

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  8. What a delightful collection, you create such wonderful little worlds - I am yearning to live in one of those little cottages and meander through the textures and embroidery - imagine if there really were fields of embroidery in real life - how heavenly!

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  9. These are so beautiful and I love seeing them all laid out together (with your lovely cat!) They are so intricate and detailed and how you come up with these wonderful mixed media ideas always blows me away.

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  10. These are brilliant-I LOVE them!!

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  11. Such beautiful pieces ~ I love them all!

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  12. Your talent amazes me, Morag. I can't even imagine trying to create something so intricate and beautiful.

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  13. Just wonderful! A fantastic series!

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  14. Love these Morag, particularly the bottom piece with the buttons on which really adds interest, I was almost expecting to see a little farm cat curled up somewhere amongst the grass/flowers but instead the cat was enjoying the softness of your picnic blanket! With so many bloggers enjoying your work, seems a great opportunity to sell direct via Etsy ;o)

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  15. Haha, so typical that cat :-) All 3 pieces are so special, love all the reddish colours in there!

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  16. I would say your cat is enjoying him/herself. Love your work, just beautiful.

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  17. Gorgeous work. Long time since I made an art quilt, but these bring back those memories. Sweet kitty too!

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  18. Your house pieces are just wonderful, enhanced by reading how you made them, I love the way you are using papercloth.
    Oh yes, Somebody likes to help, and it was very nice to see Somebody.

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  19. These look really nice, papercloth sounds very interesting to work with :)

    Beautiful cat too!

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  20. Morag these are exquisite! Rich with wild beauty, you definitely have a way at making the landscape come alive! I love these wee Scottish houses, I can picture them so well somewhere isolated in the highlands or just in the middle of nowhere in Scotland! Cats always find the perfect sleeping spot, I wouldn't mind lying down and relaxing on that warm blanket too!

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  21. Oh I love your Island hideaways! They look like the perfect places. Makes me long to move away and find my perfect place even more. Such beautiful colours and textures.

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  22. Gorgeous pieces!!!!! they are beautiful!

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