Friday, 16 May 2014

Textile work for Le Tour Yorkshire

What an odd week, started off with 3 days of downpours and you should see the mud and puddles it brought down here. By Wednesday thankfully better weather as I had a day at the seaside with my sister and nephew over from Belgium. Then today a heat wave and a plague of ants on the patio.

I've been very busy with projects the last couple of weeks, some fairly secret and some just coming out into the open like these.

In just 49 days the Grand Depart for the Tour de France will start in Yorkshire and I imagine it will be a crazy few days. The nearest it comes to me is a brief flirt with York but I'm already thinking it will be too busy and too hot to attempt to go and see it.

Instead I have opted to get involved in a more calm and creative way. My 'souvenirs' for this event are some tiny little textile artworks which have evolved into brooches.

They are made from Harris Tweed with some needle felting, stitching and embellishing.

I have made little linen machine embroidered bags to go with them.

Once I had found some tiny buttons for the wheels they started to take shape.

Adding the riders was the tricky bit.

Only made the very small amount shown here and a couple will go to Gallery 49 and the other few are going to The Attic in York.

Enjoy the sunny weekend everyone, could be as good as it gets for a while :)


greenrabbitdesigns said...

Ah they're brilliant Sally!
We had the Giro d'Italia last weekend and I have to say it brings great excitement, enjoy the Grand Depart!
V xxx

Helenjean said...

these are absolutely gorgeous, the detail is incredible. As Vivienne says the Giro was very exciting, it passed the end of our road.

Anne said...

Fab brooches Sally, I'm sure they will be snapped up in no time.

patty said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments. Yes I saw a bit of the Giro on the news and all the pink trimmings, fabulous :)

Shaheen said...

So original, the details are amazing, and so much hard work but worth it I'm sure. Do hope they were snapped up.