Antique and vintage French toile fabric pieces, can be put to so many
uses. I love this chair, which would work very well with the piece I
have on sale today. I think personally, I would prefer a white or cream
chair, but either would show of the fabric design. www.ragrescue.co.uk
I have also placed some wonderful antique quilted French toile fabric pieces on the website today.
The cushions are from the Vintage and Homemade Fair in England, spring 2011. Wonder who made them!
You could make some like these as there are lots of individual vintage fabric squares at the Rag Rescue website. www.ragrescue.co.uk
You can pick and choose, mix and match. Only 40p, 50p and 60p for 4",
The pics below, show the squares that have been added today. All
French vintage fabric.
I just love covering antique chairs with
antique french upholstery fabric. I found this lovely covered antique
chair on pinterest and the fabric is so similar to theFfrench antique
furnishing fabric which I have placed on the Rag Rescue website today.
not try your hand at smocking. Today I have put four pieces of
unfinished smocking, c.1950's, onto the Rag Rescue website. These will
give you an introduction into smocking. Embroidering smocking will be
easy as all you have to do is follow the pattern. All of the gathering has been done for you.
I bought over 50 pieces of embroidered smocking from the 1950's and
almost the same amount of prepared smocking ready for embroidery work to
be embarked upon. All of the completed pieces have now been sold.
The smocking came from a house clearance where the lady created
childrens clothes for 'Liberty'. The smocking is perfectly executed as
you would expect it to be if it was going to be sold by 'Liberty'.
These pieces do not have to be used just for childrens clothes, they
can be used on bags and would make the most wonderful central pieces on
cushions.See more ideas below.
Ideas for using smocking.
I made a felted piece for my granddaughter on how a rainbow was made and have turned two of the smocking pieces into birds.
The sea, by Tinctury.
Peacock by Tinctury
Amulet by Tinctury.
Send me your smocking creations and I will make a special post for them with links to your blog or facebook.Let's share ideas.