All kinds of vintage textiles make wonderful pillows.
Mary Hansen found these two mexican blankets at the Pike Place Market last week. I’m going to use some wool yarn to embroider on them.
The red one was feeling a bit fragile after I washed it so I decided it needed to be backed with a piece of brown cotton.
After I pinned the two layers together I hand stitched along the stripe lines with wool yarn.
I used the same wool yarn to make pompoms to tie on the zipper pulls.
Last month I made a lampshade for Kelly out of an antique linen sheet trimmed with old mother of pearl buttons. She liked it so much she brought me two more lamps to finish in the same manner. I found the perfect frames, the ones with the three inch border for trimming.
I want to point out again the incredible work done by Landbridge Lighting here in Seattle. I hate to see shiny brass fittings and plastic wire on fine lamps. They believe, as I do, that everything we make should be as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside.
The linen sheet that I used for these lampshades had a monogram which I used as a centerpiece.