GONE RUSTIC STUDIO and GALLERY

circles

Somehow circles keep reappearing in my work, and this project is no exception.

The circle templates have been cut out from an old file folder; as you know I like to reuse and recycle as much as possible in my art and business practice!

Having said that, the red fabrics are new, only because I couldn’t find the right shade of red otherwise.

slow stitching wip by rita summers

I love to include mending too, as a feature not just as a useful technique. This piece of fabric had just the right tears in it to fulfil that purpose!

slow stitching wip by rita summers

slow stitching wip by rita summers

I also make it a priority to incorporate vintage fabrics, the more worn the better as far as I’m concerned.

This project is no exception, and features an old cotton tablecloth, parts of a large embroidered doiley and a piece of damask curtain, which have all been naturally dyed with leaves and rusty bits and pieces.

I am often drawn to old and cast-off materials for my work - they inspire me!


6 comments

  • Beautiful work!!

    Barbara Burkard
  • Rita I love your work! Love recicling old fabrics and embroideries!! Dye…Ecoprint on cotton, silk, wool… You are “inspiratión”…Musa

    Ana Maria Viviani
  • Thanks so much everyone! I’m really loving the process 🌸😊

    Rita Summers
  • Mending an old table cloth and creating A new cloth sounds a wonderful project, love the introduction of burnt red tone into the eco dyed fabric.
    Jenny

    Jenny
  • Love how your designs and processes are evolving. So inspiring. Happy to follow your new blog!

    Theresa Merkling

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