Friday, July 17, 2015
These days I'm 'loving linen'. Its not a fabric that I've used much before, always forgoing it for clothes since it wrinkles so easily. BUT I have recently rediscovered it for crafting. Thanks to my favorite thrift store where I recently found a lovely 100% linen shirt, I've been on a linen quest.
In my searching I've found these four lovely linen garments, which have been washed, cut apart and folded -- waiting for my scissors and thread. Finding linen in a fabric store in our area would be impossible and so my linen hunt takes me from thrift shop to thrift
shop. I send out a thank you to those who have donated these items. I'm sure they never dreamed that their garment might one day become a bird or two.
What better fabric to use for making cloth birds than linen? Its all natural, coming from the Flax plant and has a lovely texture. The colors are often quite natural -- earthy tones -- perfect for the basic body of a bird or two.
"It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much of life that makes life worth living." - David Attenborough