Hi I take great joy in turning found objects into spectacular fiber art pieces. Combined in this simple specimen is a square of luxuriously soft, houndstooth wool and a scraggly edged, harvested fabric, with its two extra buttons. This interestingly odd piece of fabric was originally part of a garment. For whatever reason the previous owner must have separated the extra buttons, that so often come attached to articles clothing, before discarding the item. When and where I discovered this unattended character I do not know. What I am certain of is that I was delighted to make the discovery.
The wool with its super smooth texture was adhered to an 8”x10” stretched canvas frame. If you look very closely you can see the indentations created by the stitching. Before adding the fringed fabric I very carefully used my iron to smooth out its wrinkles. The neatly pressed material was then attached to the composition with rows and rows of hand stitching. I also took a trip around the perimeter of the tab containing the stars of the show, the two extra buttons, with my needle and thread.
To finish off the fabric art piece I added a paper barrier on the back. To aide in display a sawtooth hanger was attached at the top in the center. Also present is silicone bumpers to help keep the frame level as well as encourage ventilation.
I hope this wonderful specimen will find its way to your home.