‘All my Love’ – Cushion
I designed this piece with Mother’s Day in mind, but it would make a lovely gift to send to a mother or daughter at any time of the year.
The original textile artwork is created by layering up many small pieces of fabric to create interesting effects and textures. These are stuck in place and then sewed over using my sewing machine. I use a technique called free motion stitching where I draw with the threads, and in this case, as I draw with threads over the little pieces of fabric the edges ruffle and become frayed creating beautiful textures and effects. I use the fabrics as you would use paint, each little piece is like a brushstroke, another piece of the whole work. All the fabrics I use are offcuts and unwanted bits and pieces that are too small for other creative people to use, so they donate them to me!
The cushion has been made in Ireland by a small business based in Donegal. They have used 100% cotton and printed the design using eco friendly inks. The cover is removable via a discreet zip, and can be spot cleaned using a gentle detergent.
If you wish, using my gift service I can send it directly to your loved one for Mother’s Day, or any other time, with a handwritten message of your choice. Just contact me directly by email, facebook or instagram to arrange. See my gift service section. firstname.lastname@example.org