Tuesday, 14 June 2011

vintage woollen fabric

For unknown reasons, I've recently started a small collection of vintage woollen fabrics. They're all from charity shops, are super soft and in perfect condition. One is a length of 'skirt fabric' and another is Harris Tweed. So far they have been washed and await transformation at some point in the future - I'm thinking cushion covers and scarves. Do you have any suggestions?
Photos: Heidi Adnum

6 comments:

Handmade said...

They look lovely - why don't my op shops ever have anything like this? What about a bag - but then again, I'm mad on bags - I'd add a contrast - something unexpected - so many options!

heidi adnum said...

Thanks, Gay! Your idea of a bag is a great one. If I could line the inside with something sort-of waterproof, then perhaps a make-up pouch? It's really hit-and-miss with the shops. I managed to find one more wool fabric over the weekend (white with royal-blue houndstooth), so it doesn't hurt to look!

That's Not My Age said...

I think cushion covers would be lovely - or how about a door stop? I've seen a few fabric versions, not sure what they're filled with though! Do you have enough for a shoulder bag?

heidi adnum said...

TNMA, a door stop sounds intriguing. I may have enough of the skirt fabric or the tweed for a shoulder bag. Thank you!

Silver Strands said...

hahaha Heidi - I love that you're collecting for an unknown reason :)

Jo Ann said...

I've seen a gorgeous tweed, wool patchwork blanket in the toast winter catalogue that would look great in these fabrics!