Yesterday. I posted a picture of this pillow on Facebook.
Because a late October stray showed up here.
And probably this one will wander right into November.
Today. I just thought I would put the instructional video from Contemporary Boro here, since folks over at Facebook liked this so much. Of course I am in the embellishment stage on this side at this point (somehow it needed to become more), but the other side is still quite rough and I will be working on this in the coming months, out in the open. So just a quick look at the basic cloth weaving, 3D style. I will also add this to Feel Free as a sub page to cloth weaving later today.
Cloth weaving is a way to form a patchwork somewhat seamlessly. The basic method is described as the woven base over at Spirit Cloth 101.
This piece is about 16" x 9". I've further developed the 3d weaving idea, but that could be for another time.
I worked on this pillow a bit more, tucking and weaving and even extending the strips as I progressed by sewing more scrap together. The ends can be folded and tucked in as you go. It is easy to work on such a soft surface and I love the results. Pillows are a great way to use cloth, to recycle scrap and create comfort in the home. Or just something to hug. (I made the heart pillow when Dad was in the hospital, Mom used it a lot.)
I am having a bit of trouble loading pictures in Typepad. I have reduced the size of some of them, that helps sometimes.