Thursday, 13 December 2012

Experimenting with scraps.

Yesterday I experimented with some of the flowers I had pressed over the summer. I sandwiched them between sheets of tissue paper and waxed them together with grated candle wax before cutting them out into patchwork shapes. I then stitched the pieces together to create a waxed sheet of fabric, that I then formed into decorative shoes by adapting a template I found on the internet. The result is a rather pretty and unique, vintage style shoe. 
In the spring I collected lots of pink blossom from the park, so think I may try and create a pair of blossom shoes next and call them 'Spring in my Step'.

I love working with wax and flowers, last year I made a wallhanging using this technique for my daughter, using the flowers from her wedding bouquet,as a surprise gift on her return from honeymoon.Its so easy to create personal gifts at very little cost but our time, that can become unique family heirlooms in the years to come.

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