So fitting that I started stitching this wall hanging at a sewing demo for The Scrap Exchange. All the fabrics in this 19 X 36 inch piece came from The Scrap, my favorite creative reuse center in Durham, NC.
The background is a large remnant, flipped to wrong side. The exposed threads were my inspiration. They looked like tree bark.
My next lucky find was a 9 X 8 inch book of discontinued decorator samples called “Tahoe”. A happy forest dweller and gardener, I loved the rustic leaf outlines on these high-priced upholstery samples. But they were so small! I used felted scraps of wood as “frames” for my leaves.
The take away? Follow your vision. And when fabric talks, listen. Plus, don’t forget to flip. If the front doesn’t talk to you, the back just might.
To see more of my vintage and recycled textile collages, go to www.kikisrewinddesigns.com