Wednesday, February 18, 2009

collaged vintage linen coverlet

I started this in 1996, the year we moved back to the city. It started out to be just a table cloth but it grew and grew. This really isn't a very good picture, but it is the best I could do. It is made from vintage linen, doilies, ribbon , worn out table cloths, bits of lace, ribbon embroidery,regular embroidery, a bit of applique and anything else I could think of to add on. Below is a close up of one area. Notice the LOVE label, it is one of my favorite parts, I collect labels from clothing that are pretty and interesting and use them on my things. There are many ribbon flowers and some beads and pieces of doilies and such.

This area is done with lace edging and ribbon flowers and embroidery,the back ground is a table cloth that was very damaged so I just used the good parts. You can click on it and see it much larger.

This kinda reminds me of the Moon with clouds passing over it. Some more lace,blue silk ribbon, ribbon flowers, and silk ribbon embroidery for the baby rose vine.

You can see here how some of the miscellaneous pieces come together, I added the silk yo yos and the flowers.

Isn't this butterfly grand? It is quite large, I appliqued it down ad added some tiny lace for it's feelers.

You can see the meeting of a napkin, a doily, I just added a few flower with embroidery and in the left corner you can see some pretty fuchsias made from ribbon backed by some pretty lace.

This is an appliqued heart from a satin Morie material, that I covered with silk ribbon embroidery flowers. It is surrounded by tatting lace.

Well that is the tour, there is more to it than just these pictures but you get the idea. It took quite a while to make, and I might still add more, if the mood strikes. Also if you look closley you can see that some of the pieces are stained. I didn't get to conserned about it then, but it might be a consern now if I did another one. TTFN


Sheila said...

That is a work of art and love.. Your work and creativity is wonderful. It realy should be a musium piece..

Out Back said...

Now this is a good idea.

So elegant.

I love your beautiful work.


C Maisy said...

WOW is all I can come up with.
That and YOU are amazing.
Be sure to stop by my blog on Friday...i'm doing a giveaway~

Anonymous said...

Beautiful AND clever- and I love that you collect labels.

Linda said...

This is absolutely gorgous. What a wonderful way to use old cutter linens. I would love to do one as a chair cover.

My Cottage Dream said...

Oh my how beautiful!! I will enjoy visting your blog often!!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

So beautiful! Thanks so much for entering and participating in my giveaway! Lots of luck to you!

Dresden Plate said...

What a wonderful idea! Soemthing I would never have thought of, but how nice to use soem of the lovely antique bits and pieces that otherwise might have been thrown away.

Wish on a Whisker said...

Wanda~ Thanks for your visit to my blog! I appreciate your sweet comment about my kitty! I am enjoying your blog and I think your coverlet is STUNNING! ~Mandy

The Whispering Poppies said...

That is just fabulous, Wanda! Such a beautiful way to use all those favorite linen and lace pieces!

I'm glad your parcel arrived and that youare pleased! Enjoy! =)

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

So so pretty! You are very talented to be able to create something like this out of beautiful little pieces of this and that. Do you use this to place over a bed or table?

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Wow! That is a work of art. It looks so pretty and I can only imagine how beautiful it if in real life!

Anonymous said...

Love it!

The Muse said...

A true collage of love...this is a treasure now...and wow what a memorable piece to have for generations to come!

salliesfunworld said...

So lovely and elegant. Your blog is beatuiful. Hope to make a bog soon.