Tuesday, November 3, 2009

leaves, moths and butterflies...



While we dislike flies in our kitchens, hate sharing a picnic with some hungry ants, and have a positive fear of cockroaches, we have always been fascinated by museum exhibits in which the many hundreds of different types of insects are laid out in ordered rows. Similarly, old fashioned books full of detailed line drawings of insects, leaves, and flowers have a huge attraction, and photos of the beautiful shapes, patterns and colours on the wings of butterflies are totally inspiring. Influenced by these things, we have been creating our new Meadow Range. Here is a selection of recent artwork - all created from damaged vintage children's books; hand cut, layered and stitched. Lots more to come (although don't hold your breath for anything cockroach related!)

4 comments:

Beach Vintage said...

Wow, how do you cut out those teeny little butterflies, they are so delicate and beautiful.

A-M said...

Oh you clever girls. They're positively lovely. No cockroaches please. A-M xx

Rachael said...

They are gorgeous girls! Love the butterflies....so pretty!

Sandrine said...

Much raser your pretty butterflies than even the thought of cockroaches!