Sunday, December 8, 2013

Where to find us

You can find updates of our work in different places now:

Sara's instagram

Maudstitch on Facebook

Best Wishes for the Holidays!

Natalia SIMINENKO. The horse

via Folk Art of Ukraine

Posted By: Sam

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Polish Arts and Crafts

I came across the site, Polish Art Center, and have spent the last hour or so looking at all of the inspiring arts and crafts for sale. Here are some of my favorites:

@))___@))! There's so much to look at. This beautiful page of cut paper art (Wycinanki) included. 

Posted By: Sam

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Hat Weather

I've been slowly and steadily making things for some upcoming holiday fairs. Two confirmed so far include The Fat Goose Craft Fair in Kingston, and City of Craft  in Toronto. I hope to do at least one more close to home. 

Enjoying cooler weather, and hats again (at least at night) and why shouldn't that include eggs? 

Posted By: Sam

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Woven Pictures

The inspiration began with an image of a weaving by Evgeniya Machneva:

American Tapestry Alliance

A sprawling piece in what looks to be a waiting room, or old train car. A little searching led me to her flickr page with more pictures of work and work in progress. 

I'm really drawn to the contrasting colours and simple shapes - in fact I've been saving pictures of weavings on my tumblr for awhile, but the last few days woven images have taken a front seat in my mind. 

(All pictures via Maudstitch)

Also, pictures which I think could translate well into weaving - simple shapes, bright colours:

Posted By: Sam

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sewing, one step at a time

English Paper Piecing
Laurel 2 and Laurel 3
Album quilt, Baltimore, Maryland, 1851
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University
This summer I decided to put more effort into sewing. 
With scrap fabric from the bins, I'm hand sewing English paper pieced hexagons into...I'm not exactly sure what, at least a pillow, maybe a quilt? I've been looking at pictures of antique Baltimore album quilts. I admire the bold and intricate design of each block. A project to think about when I finish my hexagons, maybe.
 I'm also sewing my third Laurel dress. I'm having fun adding different details like homemade bias tape and applique collars.
Posted by: Sara