Cushions – completed!

(May 2022) Finally! I stitched these cushion covers late in 2021, but it’s taken until yesterday to dig out my sewing machine to make the backing for them. After a bit of experimenting, the first thing I did was sew the zips in. I’m really pleased with how they’ve turned out (not my very best machine sewing, but okay), and they’ve been taken to Kapiti Gallery for the “Fine Feathers: spinning, weaving, knitting & felting Exhibition” opening on Thursday.

Top row: “Luscious Lavender” Bottom row: “Sunkissed Landscape”

(August 2021) Cushions are taking up my time lately! Pleased with the results of my recent iris cushion with a leadlight effect, and my birch trees series (images below) I’m combining a couple of the effects in a new way: to create a not-quite-landscape with vertical lines intersecting the horizontal, patchwork-like stitching.

Next challenge is to dig out my long-neglected sewing machine and make the backing covers. (A friend made the backing of my iris cushion, although I’ve made plenty of cushions and covers in the past. This may lead to a sewing session, to try and use the accumulated fabric stash…)