Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Retrospective


This is retro in more ways than one..I've had this fabric for years and years. I think it's early 60s and was in my scraps box. I almost used it as brooch backing fabric. 
But then I examined the pattern and voila !
Can you spot it? 
So my old style brooches and old style fabric have combined.
Here they are uncluttered by fabric backgrounds. 
Just three at the moment but altogether there are a dozen made now.
And here's a size guide. 

Small and cute.

Going into my etsy shop soon. 

If you came here from facebook I apologise for the 'emotion manipulation headline'. Don't they annoy you? But I didn't drag you here to advertise at you like they do. Or come to think of it....I suppose blogs are all self promotion so I'm sorry.



18 comments:

Jeni Booth said...

Fabulous, as always. :)

Jackie said...

Thank you Jeni.

Terri said...

Don't apologize. How else would the whole world be able to see your makings? Not everyone will be able to buy, but we can all appreciate something beautiful and well made. Thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs

arlee said...

Ha,love it--the SENSATIONAL OMG tease and the fact that things sink into our subconscious without us realizing until it slaps us in the face---THIS BLOWS ME AWAY ;)

Linda Bilsborrow said...

I'm not sure that blogs are necessarily about self-promotion. For me, when I had time to create something worth writing about it was more about journalling, or capturing the moment. The fact that people were prepared to spend their precious time visiting my blog was an unexpected delight.
Someone told me that it was worth putting out all that you had made and all that had inspired you to be able to see your work as others do. I think you've just achieved that!

Wendy said...

you naughty girl, I rushed over to see what the problem was only to be shown delicious goodies.

Rachel said...

Delightful indeed - and isn't strange to see those similarities between the pieces you've been doing and something you'd forgotten you had!

Rachel said...

Delightful indeed - and isn't strange to see those similarities between the pieces you've been doing and something you'd forgotten you had!

Heather said...

It's strange how we can be subconsciously inspired by things we have seen, sometimes way back in the past. I love those shapes.

Craftylagare said...

I am amazed that you have fabric from so far back, the colours and shapes are inspirational.

Jeanette, Mistress of Longears said...

Maybe it's because I've been reading fiction about the Mayas, but the fabric seems very Mayan-influenced to me....love your interpretations, as always. Yuour color sense rocks!

sharon young said...

I love your new collection, the colours are so vibrant. I also adore your retro fabric, my eldest daughter is the keeper of my ancient fabric stash but I don't have anything as amazing as this one, I must have been very unadventurous in those days.

massofhair said...

Not long been a follower and am blown away by your sense of colour and how beautiful your brooches are. So much inspiration here, thank you :-) xxx

FeltersJourney said...

They are absolutely lovely Jackie!
And what a great piece of retro fabric :)
xx

Judy Martin said...

I did come from facebook - and very glad that I did. Everything about this post is fun.
x

Jackie said...

Thanks everyone. Deborah you send such lovely comments and I can only reply here . Jeanette thank you, and Linda you're right about blogs. I really do it for a memoir. I love to look back.
Apologies to anyone else who didn't get a reply. Its only becausee when I click the comment it says 'no reply' in the emaill address.

Els said...

Ahhh Jackie, love the inspiration you took from this "old" fabric, your brooches are lovely

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I can definitely see a connection between the 'old' (sorry, 'vintage'!!) fabric and your current works. It's a beautiful piece of fabric! I'm totally in the dark about the facebook thing, but trust all is well.



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