Friday, 22 June 2007

Needlework Mistress

Rein has put another photo on her blog for us all to use:

http://stampingrika.blogspot.com/2007/06/vintage-picture.html

This is a new direction for me, as I'm not that confident about collaging. I enjoyed rummaging through my MIL's needlework box that I inherited, and know that she would be pleased that I used her sewing equipment, even if it wasn't as originally intended!

This photo was crying out for a story to be told :

Aunt Miranda was a marvellous seamstress, designing and creating ball gowns for the nobility. She tailored this Christening gown with lace trim for her baby niece Flossie in 2 days by hand, barely stopping to eat or sleep. She was thrilled when Neweys patented the hook and eye as she no longer had to sew numerous button holes, and used them here for the first time. The gown has become a family heirloom.





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Stamps : HA Timeless Icons butterfly; Crafty Individuals 013

Inks : VersaColor Old Rose

Extras : copy of hook & eye packaging, (very) old sewing pattern, Rein's photo, vintage button, lace, blue waxy flax, BB blue, pink paper

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not ordinarily willing to comment on your work. But this piece speaks volumes to me. The links made between the photograph, writing and texture really appeals. J

Rein said...

Gorgeous piece!
I really love this! :)

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Wonderful composition to your collage - very attractive piece!

Gillian Hamilton said...

Ros.... WOW!!!!!!
oh my this is just delightful, everything about this beautiful card is perfect!
and the story is DELIGHTFUL!!!!!

Greensleeves said...

Very soft and delicate. Love it.

Kaz said...

this is gorgeous, lovely collage work and the lace is perfect too.

sanny said...

Again beautiful work!! :) Love this collage very much!!!