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Felt Purses for sale

9 Jan

At the moment I have these 2 felt coin purses – made by me – listed in The Little Log Cabin shop at ebay.

Owl Coin Purse #3 by Stephanie Faith - for sale

Owl Coin Purse #3 by Stephanie Faith - for sale

Scotty Dog Coin Purse by Stephanie Faith - for sale

Scotty Dog Coin Purse by Stephanie Faith - for sale

To view the purses individually, click on their picture (links). Or, to view what is listed in The Little Log Cabin ebay shop, click * HERE *

Each purse is handmade with high quality materials (felt, embroidery threads, cotton fabric) and is one of a kind.  No 2 are the same.  These are only occasionally listed – so if you’re interested get your bid in early!  25% of the final sale goes to my fave local charity, EACH (East Anglia Children’s Hospice), so you’ll be helping children too.

http://www.each.org.uk/ 

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Copyright Stephanie Faith 2010

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Coffee Pot Couture

30 Nov

Two designs are available – GOLDEN TULIPS, and, BLUE LACE.  Each coffee pot “costume” is handmade and designed by Stephanie Faith; each one is unique (the only one in that design!).

To purchase, please visit The Sewing Toys Shop 

GOLDEN TULIPS - Coffee Pot Couture by Stephanie Faith

GOLDEN TULIPS - Coffee Pot Couture by Stephanie Faith

 

BLUE LACE Coffee Pot Couture by Stephanie Faith

BLUE LACE - Coffee Pot Couture by Stephanie Faith

 

 

Stephanie Faith 2010

Requests

18 Nov

Your Craft Requests – – –
Free Bi-monthly craft projects + ideas!

Well, I know that there are certainly a few people reading my blog now, and apart from wanting to hear from you – it’d be so nice if you took a moment to comment on a post you found interesting; or, told me about how it went for you with the  free-bie I gave you 🙂 – I thought it might be interesting to have a bi-monthly craft request.

This Request will commence during the first week of December – and then if that is a success: February; April; June – and so on.

The Request can either be:

  • a pattern / project for a soft toy
  • a x stitch chart; or
  • another kind of textile art idea (pattern / project / template etc.)

 Please send your request with CURVALICOUS REQUEST in the subject line of your email.

contact @ stephaniefaith.net

contact @ stephaniefaith.net

My email address is above (please remember to remove the spaces before and after @ – this is a spam reducing method). 

Please don’t forget to include your name (real or nickname); where you are (city,country); maybe, also: a photo of yourself and / or of a craft project you’ve made – and a little bit about you (your hobby, likes, current project, lifestyle, blog…anything you feel comfortable with).

Themes can be:

  • animals or pets (exotics welcomed!)
  • flowers or plants (nature related)
  • anything family friendly
  • to mark a special occassion (birthday, wedding, funeral etc.)

So, put your thinking caps on and send me your requests (one per person) – and during the first week in December I will announce what the craft project will be, together with who had the idea – and  I will try my best to make something nice for you 🙂

Kind regards – – –

Stephanie Faith

Copyright Stephanie Faith 2010

Another Owl Purse

30 Oct
#2 Owl Coin Purse for sale through The Little Log Cabin ebay shop!

#2 Owl Coin Purse for sale through The Little Log Cabin ebay shop!

There’s only ONE!  So if you want it, get your bid in quick! 😉  Just click the picture link to be taken to the ebay shop of The Little Log Cabin.

The other Owl Purse (below) is sold.

Copyright Stephanie Faith 2010

Mola Art is a colourful butterfly

24 Oct

Oh was I oh~ing when I saw these beautiful Mola Art butterflies that Rita emailed me…

These exquisite textile pieces ~ among others ~ are for sale through www.molaartandcraft.com ~ all proceeds help better the lives of the people of Panama.  You can contact Rita who runs Mola Art and Craft either through her web site, or by email

ritasmith @ clearwire.net (not forgetting to close the spaces).

For more reading on the history and technique (called reverse applique) of this ancient art of the Panama people, click *HERE*

Please forward on this post to your friends ~ thank you 🙂

www.molaartandcraft.com

Copyright Stephanie Faith 2010

 

The Little Log Cabin * Goodies For Sale!

14 Oct
Handmade with Love in the UK by Stephanie Faith…

 

Flower Beetle Felty by Stephanie Faith * for sale NOW!

Flower Beetle Felty by Stephanie Faith * for sale NOW!

Owl Coin Purse by Stephanie Faith * for sale NOW!

Owl Coin Purse by Stephanie Faith * for sale NOW!

 

Daffodil Earrings by Stephanie Faith * for sale NOW!

Daffodil Earrings by Stephanie Faith * for sale NOW!

Ladybird Earrings by Stephanie Faith * for sale NOW!

Ladybird Earrings by Stephanie Faith * for sale NOW!

Simply click on the PICTURE LINKS to view 😉

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Coming Soon………………..more handmade gifts + Zombie charms!  😀

 

 

Copyright Stephanie Faith 2010




 

Henry Moore

1 Aug

Today I went to see the Henry Moore textile exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre in Norwich.

art should be part of everyday life

Although mainly known for his sculptures, Moore also designed in textiles for clothing and upholstery.  This exhibition shows his textile art from the 1940s and ’50s. 

Barbed Wire by Henry Moore

In 1943 Moore began working with Zika and Lida Ascher of the Ascher Textile Business.  The Aschers, Czech refugees, had escaped the nazis and started a new life in England. 

It was the end of World War 2 and Britain celebrated with bright colours.  Together with other artists, including Henri Matisse – famous for his cut-out collage art, such as The Snail (more info. on this piece) – colourful abstract designs were produced on 36 inch square silk scarves, and as many as 60 % of these were exported from the UK worldwide.  These were handprinted adopting a new screenprinting method just for “artists” called Serigraphy.  Dye was applied through the open areas of the stencils that were fixed to a fine silk screen, through onto the fabric.  Other materials deployed included parachute nylon, cotton and rayon.  The silk scarves were hugely popular and were often framed and put on the wall instead of being used for wearable fashion.

The Aschers and Moore continued to work together producing dress and upholstery fabrics and wall hangings.

 

Henry Moore’s favourite subjects included abstract trains, caterpillars, sea creatures, figures, various types of masks, clocks, palm trees, treble clefs, safety pins, hand studies, sometimes with either piano keys or barbed wired running through the design.  He would “box in” elements of some designs (such as the very abstract trains), and other linear work was further simplified to basic lines, zig-zags and triangles (think of his Zig Zag [1954] piece in orange and red).

Below: photos I took of the Serigraphy in 5 colours, rayon.

 

1951 was the year of The Festival of Britain – my father went to this exciting event, he told me how much I would have loved it! – and although Moore hadn’t entered any of his textile art, he was showing one of his famous sculptures.

Tom Mellor, the director of David Whitehead Fabrics  noticed Moore at the 1953 Painting Into Textiles exhibition and 2 of Moore’s prints were produced.  Flatbed screenprinting was used, and inspired by The Festival of Britain, the designs were mainly “painterly“.

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This exhibition runs 22nd Jun 2010 – 29th Aug 2010.

Click the above link (This exhibition) to be taken to the museum’s page for info.  Disabled parking just outside the door, they were very accommodating to me.

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More interesting links – – –

http://www.henry-moore.org/pg/exhibitions/past-exhibitions/2008/2009-henry-moore-textiles

http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/exhibitions/henrymoore/default.shtm

Copyright Stephanie Faith 2010  

Photograph, Barbed Wire, the property of Matt Pia