tags or maybe bookmarks?

I've had much creative satisfaction today by finishing off a set of textile tags.  There is something very "full circle" about starting off with a loose almost random process, honing it, and ending up tidying it up with neat satin stitch edging, a handworked back loop and a ribbon.  One nice thing about doing these was that I realised that about this time last year I did exactly the same with sitting on the front step of this new dwelling place in the early spring sun stitching the loops on the backs of some similar tags.  May be it should be a spring ritual, to sit outside and stitch :)


















I'd also like to say thank you to Sandra for her recent invite to add my page to her collection of creative crafters :)  Nice to meet you Sandra!

5 comments:

Sandra's Fiberworks said...

Thank you for adding that followers button -- now I'm officially a follower! Interesting to learn that vintage piece was wet felting. Lovely fluid and painterly effects. I'll have to explore that, if I can get away from my looms (I have a whole needlfelting kit that I never touched, but the wet felting appeals more to me now...) love these here too!

Julie Shackson said...

These tags are beautiful. I love the way they are all different to each other. Stunning work!

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Absolutely beautiful!

T said...

you have always had a way with landscapes helen, and these are just incredible....

xt

neki desu said...

beautiful and very painterly.
go for those rites of spring :)