Saturday, April 3, 2010

Blue bird clutch

Nothing is wasted in my studio. I love up-cycling scraps of fabric that I collect for years. Each piece has its story. Once it was a part of a shirt, a dress, kid's pants, or window curtains. It brings specific memories, little moments remembered in connection with that piece of clothing. And in my case, even memories of living in another country.
Making this fiber art clutch was a lots of fun. I didn't plan that much on how it was going to look. My initial approach was just to chose a color scheme  I want to work with, and the project took its own turn.
I intentionally left the edges raw, because I like that look, that just frames up-cycled the nature of the piece.