Sitting Pretty

I’ve been working, well doodling in sewing form.

I bought some fabric off-cuts and from one of them I felt I had enough to make a cushion. I covered one panel with essentially doodled imagery. There was no real overall plan just a collection of small sections working across the panel from left to right, top to bottom. Then I cut an equivalent panel and sewed them to gether to make a cushion.

Simple really.

Follow the leader

I’ve been doing a bit more sewing.

It started last year with these super twee coasters.

This time I decided to work on images of the last eight Prime Ministers. I can’t really remember why, just seemed like a good idea.

I found pictures of them all.

Then made sketches.

Then I traced these onto fabric by holding them up against a window. Next I just embroidered the pencil marks.

The first two are the most simple. I had no idea what I was doing and the thread I had was really thick making detail tricky.

Then they got a bit more detailed. These are roughly in order of how I worked on them, not time in office.

My original plan was for these to be a set of placemats and napkins and that is what they’re all sewn on. But I’m not sure they work that well, particularly as napkins. You can see how messy they are on the back.

So maybe I’ll frame them or something. Or more likely just hang onto them and procrastinate.

And the one I have just finished.

Now I need a new pointless craft project. Perhaps a set of dictator themed cushions.