I was attempting to print some old photographs and they just kept turning out wrong, the ink was uneven and there were lines through the photographs. Eventually I gave up on my printer, but I was’t ready the throw out my prints so I decided I should embroider the paper over the photos. The pictures in this post are the result of my experimentation with sewing on paper photographs. These photos originally hail from the 1940s, 1930’s and 1920’s.
I have just purchased this stunning little Singer sewing machine. The machine is solid steel, works perfectly & was manufactured in Scotland in 1940. It is a hand crank machine, which makes it more than just an awesome piece of machinery, it makes it carbon neutral, as I won’t need to plug it in to do my sewing. The sewing machine is heavy duty & sews thick canvas, leather & denim. Forget the plastic machinery of today & rock out with an old fashioned singer! These models are still very popular in developing countries such as India, where electricity is not always available.
THIS LITTLE FLUFFY BUNNY FAMILY LIVES IN MY KITCHEN. THEY EAT CARROTS FOR BREAKFAST, GRASS FOR LUNCH & SPAGHETTI FOR TEA.I MADE THIS LITTLE BUNNY WITH A VERY RICKETY SEWING MACHINE & I MADE THE PATTERN MYSELF WITH SOME SKETCHING PAPER & A GRAPHITE PENCIL.I USED SOME LOVELY FAUX FUR FROM MY LOCAL CRAFT SHOP. I HAND STITCHED THE EYES WITH FELT & A NEEDLE & THREAD.THIS LITTLE BUNNY WAS HAND STITCHED IN FELT. I DREW THE PICTURE OF THE RABBIT ON THE FELT WITH CHALK THEN JUST CUT OUT THE BUNNY & STITCHED IT TOGETHER.
Yarn bombing is simply the art and craft of covering inanimate objects in knitting or crochet. You can sew your knitted pieces to poles or you can attach it with cable ties.
Knitting and crochet has had a renaissance in popularity recently. I’ve even spotted people knitting at the pub and on the train.
A lot of yarn bombing happens at night. You can yarn bomb at night with a light on your head or a pocket torch. If you’re headed to a rave party afterward you could crack open your glow stick.
Or you can yarn bomb by the pale yellow of street lights and the headlights of passing cars and buses.
You won’t miss any street crossings in the night where yarn bombers have been at work.
Be careful not to put your wooly scarf down when yarn bombers are near or it could get stitched to a pole.
Often the little things such as a miniature hat on the top of a post can have a great impact because the finer details always make any craft project.The great thing about yarn bombing is that you can yarn bomb anything.
Yarn bombing is a great subject for fun photography with it’s vibrancy and texture.