Friday, February 13, 2009

Love You, Love Day

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. Some celebrate it, others don't. I've been making lots of hearts, partly because of the celebration of love and valentine cards and remembrances. And partly because I like the shape itself, and the immediate connection to images embracing affection and sentiment.
 These remind me so much of the colors and designs in batik cloth. I'm itching to get the sewing machine out and make some fun things for summer.

In 2006 I attended the Surface Design Conference in Kansas City, Missouri and created some hand dyed and painted fabrics. I've made a few things with the fabric, but I want to get them out again and make some more. I have a tendency to 'save' the fabric, but it's so much more useful if I make something than as yardage!
The designs on these beads, the color and the way it has 'crackle' areas on it reminds me so much of some of the batiked and indigo fabric I saw and admired there at SDC. If you like hand dyed fabric and get a chance to go, be sure to attend the conference, it's held every other year, so it's this year, May 2009, at the Kansas City Art Institute.
 I want to sew some small gift-type bags and wine carrier bags, maybe these heart tiles would be good on the cords as a decoration for the ends of the drawstrings.


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Fanciful Expressions said...

Wow, those hearts are gorgeous, Lynn.I guess hubby and I really don't celebrate Valentine's day. With him every day is a celebration.

Have a great week-end,

Lori Anderson Designs said...

I love, and I want!