Saturday, September 26, 2020

One of a Kind Wearable Art Shawls from Sew Bee Mine

 The idea for one of a kind wearable art shawls using vintage embroideries and needlepoints has been germinating for awhile, and just now bringing it to fruition. I have made some one of a kind wearable art coats but they are limited as to who they will fit. Shawls are one size fits all.

 Every creative endeavor consists of coming up with an idea in the first place, then solving one problem after another: including what size/shape? assembling and figuring out how to integrate the  different components together, how to line it and what to line it with, what kind of fringe, etc. Each one presents it's own challenges depending on the image and accompanying fabrics.

 Here are a couple of firsts of the series.  (There were many throw it in the trash moments trying to figure this all out.) The final pattern is 66" long and 30" wide. Add a couple of inches to this one with the pom pom fringe. The focal point here in this folkloric shawl is a huge vintage needlepoint piece found in a shoppe out in Lancaster PA, coupled with fabulous folk art bark cloth.

vintage silk lining

Ta Da! $250
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Here is another one. 
with a vintage embroidery of two cats in a basket and pieced  vintage linen. Soft crushed velvet lining and two toned cotton trim. 

Ta Da! $225
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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Christmas Cat Angels from Sew Bee Mine

 I expect to have the Sew Bee Mine booth at the Phoenixville Farmer's Market in Nov or December, and busy getting ready for Holiday Markets there. Last year all the cats were gone in minutes, so this year making way more. You can also buy them now.

Click on CATS page for more info. 

Here are some of the Christmas Cat Angels created primarily with vintage tablecloths. They are 13" high. The photos above were pre wings.

Here they are with wings and some holiday berries.

Christmas Cats are $29 each.
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Saturday, September 5, 2020

Frida Kahlos with Butterfly Wings and Parrots

13" Flying Frida Kahlo Doll 
Original Art Printed on Fabric. 
Hand embroidered legs.
Purple Butterfly Wings, Parrots $65
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13" Frida Kahlo Doll 
Original Art Printed on Fabric. 
Blue Butterfly Wings, Parrot, Embroidered Skirt w/Tassle Fringe $65 
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Friday, September 4, 2020