It was Aunty L's B'day the other day, I love finding the perfect present for her as she has a great taste for vintage mixed with a little funk. I found this old tapestry in our local collectable centre for $20. You know the type of tapestry masterpiece that comes in a kit, with all the cottons so you can sew by numbers? I just find it so sad to see these so often in charity shops - all professionally framed and unloved. The finished product doesn't seem hold much value other to the person who made it. Some of these anonymous sewers are so talented, I don't imagine I will ever be able to sew that neatly or consistently.
I recently met an older woman at a market trying to sell 6 80x120 cm framed tapestries that she had impeccably sewn but was downsizing and unable to fit them in the new place. She was wanting over $400 each! She said they were very expensive kits and I am sure they were. Unfortunately they were also Darcy Doyle type Bushmen on horses outback scenes that just didn't lend themselves to needlepoint. I hope she found someone to treasure them.
Anyway this little cottage is so sweet, the frame was yuck and not in great condition so perfect, I thought to make into a cushion for Aunty L.
|B - Side. Bit of left over Ikea fabric. I know the ikea fabric|
it doesn't quite do the A side justice but it was the only heavy weight fabric I had.
How nice would a vintage rose have looked?
Aunty L was very happy with her birthday cushion and it looks great on her grey lounge.