I have always loved to research and experiment, especially when it comes to art processes and gardening. If I'm really curious about a technique I've seen I'll research to find out more. Then while I'm in the process of experimenting that’s where my mind stays. I'm not thinking about the possible steps beyond.
Occasionally, someone will ask “What are you going to do with that?” and my answer is, “I don't know yet”. That's when a little voice used to try and tell me I was wasting precious time if I didn't have a purpose for what I was doing.
That little voice has been gone for a long time now. Having fun and maybe learning a little something along the way is reason enough. I also know that things I collect or make may sit around for months or even years before I find their use. That's how this little peachy pillow pincushion came to be.
I had already been dying paper for a while when I got curious about dying fabric. After I took a class, I purchased some shirts at the thrift store and kept experimenting. I ended up with a nice pile of dyed fabric. The peachy color comes from a dye made of madder root.
That fabric sat around for probably 4 years before the idea of making a pin cushion came to mind. I finally got tired of losing my stitching needles at night and worrying about the possibility of sitting on a needle that had fallen on the couch. Problem solved.
I didn't follow a pattern but I did get my inspiration from Pinterest.
If you're curious take a look at this board I put together full of adorable pincushions.
Hi, I'm Kathy an artist working in the mediums of collage and eco-printing. I'm also a rust enthusiast who loves to teach. I enjoy sharing my processes and guiding you along on your creative journey.