Thursday, February 14, 2013

Textile Art and New Directions

I have wanted to stretch my wings into textile art for awhile now and this Spring I decided to give it a try and see where it took me, these are my newest experiment and they are available in my Etsy shop (see right side-bar).

All the materials I used are VERY vintage, even the thread is over 60 years old.
In the last one I used a small silk medallion from a collection my great uncle had as a boy at the turn of the last century. I have been told they were giveaways in boxes of product like oatmeal.
Next I am going to work on some little mini quilts and I am toying with some unique ways to display them!!! Stay tuned for more fabric fun!

Hope everyone is having a great week!


  1. Hello Tina,
    Your work in textile art is amazing! I love your little vintage sewn images! And what a unique way to show them off as well! Lovely! Especially the one with the medallion. So gorgeous! I am sure you enjoyed your projects!

  2. Oh Tina, these are precious!!! Me too, I have gotten smitten with wool and needle felting these days. I love how you combined other elements and they are so lovely. On March 8th I will be attending a preview class of needle-felting landscapes, and I can't wait.

    Have a wonderful weekend.


  3. Hi Tina, This creation and artform is incredible. You are just amazing and create beauty at ever turn. Love this and I am sure it will fly off the shelf in your etsy shoppe. Thank you for sharing your talents. Happy Creating!

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  4. Tina, I just came back to tell you that I marked your shop a favorite. Your work is so gorgeous. And I wanted to tell you that you truly inspired me.

    I have been designing little needle-felted pieces on a wall background and some on weaver's cloth. When I saw you photograph your pieces on the fabric background you sent my mind to daydreaming. Maybe I can combine my needle-felting pieces using my own fabrics as a background versus the weaver's cloth. If I order the fabric in linen-canvas, it might be similar surface but with designs. Sorry I am going on and truly have inspired me this morning. I think I might call them Tina's Inspirations.

    Thank you.


  5. Tina.....nice 'stepping outside the box' with your embroidery! Nothing is as sweet as teeny tiny pieces like these. I love what you've done!

    SPRING? Well, I guess the Groundhog DID predict that, didn't he? We can't plant here until late May, so I'm always envious of you being able to see the birds and blooms so early!

    Have a great weekend, my friend.

  6. Your little stitchings are wonderful. Thank you for following my blog. I am now following yours. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

  7. Hi Tina, so nice to have you visit again. Your embroidered pieces are lovely. We had a very mild winter and now the daytime temps are back up into the 70s. Perfect walking weather. Just wish it stayed like this a lot longer -- with the way things are coming, full blown summer temps will be here before we know it. :/ Have a great weekend. Tammy


Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and for leaving a comment. It truly brightens my day to read your thoughtful remarks!
Tina xo