Weaving + print = nice

This week I’ve finally finished my turquoise weaving project. It was made with ecru cottolin (warp) and turquoise/blue/orange cotton (weft). It shrunk quite a lot, so the question was : “What am I going to make of it ?” A table runner ? Placemats ? A pillow cover ?

And then I realised I still have a piece of cotton fabric with my squirrel designs on it. The squirrel design was also made by me by  photographing squirrels, nuts, mushrooms and leafs while we were in Sweden. Then I’ve transferred these photos into a graphic design. I’ve picked the colours from the photos and had the design printed on fabric. Et voilà, my squirrel design was born.

So this time I’ve decided to combine printed design with weaving. It took my half a day to make this pillow cover because the weaving cloth was very difficult to cut and sew. But hej ….who said designing was easy ?

I hope you like it : my weaving + print pillow cover squirrels.

Weaving + printed squirrels by ilsephilips.nl

Weaving + printed squirrels by ilsephilips.nl

Weaving + printed squirrels by ilsephilips.nl

Weaving + printed squirrels by ilsephilips.nl

Weaving + printed squirrels by ilsephilips.nl

Weaving + printed squirrels by ilsephilips.nl

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Preview file circle trees (back)

Weaving….part 2

I’ve been very busy last weekend. In an earlier post I told you I bought an Ashford Rigid Heddle 80 cm loom at Wolboerderij Blij Bezuiden and beautiful Swedish yard at Bjorkkulla. I’ve set up the warp (in white) and wove my first fabric (in ice blue/grey) by the yard. It’s very fun and relaxing making your own fabric. I even behave like a dare-devil and tried ‘stripes’ ….
As this is my first weaving project, the result as shown below needs improvement. This finished product is a test and not yet available for sale. As you can see, even after washing the fabric with handwarm water and a little detergent, there are still ‘holes’ between the yard, and that’s (obviously) not wanted ! The used reed in combination with the yarn I bought is not good. So I must use a finer reed with this yarn, or use thicker yarn with this reed. But I must say I’m very pleased with the result. The fabric is extremely soft and has a very pleasant touch.
Up to the next project !

Autumn decoration

Although it is still beautiful weather and approx. 19 degrees, autumn is peeping around the corner. It’s cold in the morning and leaves are falling. Time to put away the summer styling decoration and go for autumn. I consider myself as a very creative person but I must admit I’m not so good in creating styling decorations. When I browse the internet looking for ideas to decorate my house, I’m always amazed of the creations people come up with. Truly amazing and ever so beautiful creations and landscapes. So I try to ‘copy’ some of those creations for my own home.

I don’t know why, but somehow (no matter how hard I try) my creations never look like the photo on the internet. Perhaps it’s because I just can’t find the exact plants, accessories, fruits, lamps. Or perhaps it’s because I’m allergic to living plants and flowers and I have to work with ‘fake’ ones. Or perhaps I just don’t have ‘it’ in me. I don’t know.

Anyway, this is how my new autumn decoration looks like. Okay, it’s not THAT spectacular, but I think it’s not so bad at all. What do you think ? Any suggestions for improvement ?

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New autumn design – Mushrooms !

Autumn is here and what better time then to make a pillow cover with this theme. In the forests in Sweden we’ve taken a lot of photo’s of mushrooms. Photo’s, my art board and a lot of patience kept me busy for some time converting them into drawings and making a pillow cover of it.

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Preview pillowcover front - Mushrooms

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Fire

Winter is coming, the plaids and blankets come out of the closet, we light some candles and we relax on the couch with a good book and a glass of wine. And of course, a matching pillow is essential for this relaxing moment. So why not add a stylish note with my pillow cover with a photo of fire.
I’m getting all warmed up ! And how about you ?

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Fire

Fire

Fire

Fire

Fire

Fire

Fire

Fire

Beetle juice

Little crawling critters, bugs, beetles, mosquitoes, bees, spiders, grasshoppers…. they’re everywhere in our garden. As long as they stay in there, it’s fine by me. But please, don’t come into the house…..unless you’re on a pillow cover. Then I will cherish, coddle, pamper, hug and even sleep with you.

A macro photo of a beetle, set on a pillow cover is available in my shop.

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Beetle juice

Beetle juice

Beetle juice

Beetle juice

Swedish moss

In Sweden we are always amazed by the changing of the seasons. The seasons are so intense and vivid. You might think that this photo is taken in full summer, but actually it was taken in February in our backyard. It’s a macro photo of a tiny-tiny-tiny moss flower growing on a rock. Don’t you just love nature ?

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1 June : Blossoms 1 – Pretty with pink

BLOSSOMS 1 – Pretty with pink

Flowers…. I’m extremely allergic to them. So I can’t have fresh flowers  at home. Flowers on a pillow cover are, however, a good alternative for me.
I don’t sneeze, don’t have red eyes and it makes my house look very stylish.
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Blossom 2

Blossom 2

Blossom 2

Blossom 2