Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tapestry Cushions (Pillows) – Found and Featured

How I made the Tapestry Cushion Covers:

I used a yellow and white dishcloth as a backing for the lemon tapestry.  It matched the colours well and was easy to work with. I inserted a zip in the dishcloth backing and then stitched the 4 sides of the cover together.
With the pink canvas rose one, there was enough canvas to make the back of the cover too.  I had to do a bit of patchwork to make it fit – cutting some canvas from the sides, and adding it to the top and the bottom pieces. I then folded the canvas and inserted a zip in the join at the back, before stitching the side seams.
This is not the first time I’ve done this.  I have reclaimed many tapestries and handwork pieces as cushion covers and bags too.
Do you remember the tapestry bird in the cage? And the house cushions and bags?

The textured symmetrical weave of the tapestry

contrasts with the smooth sophistication

of the embroidered roses

So, when you next come across a beautiful, unused and perhaps sentimental piece of handcraft, consider using it to fill the blank canvas that cushions are i our decor schemes.

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