I’ve been going a little crazy making cushions lately. The bug began with the one on the top right, remember my Zine that I had to create for a Uni task? Well in celebration of my topic of Scandinavian surface design I thought it would be neat twist to do some stencils from Lotta Jansdotter Stencils collection. In true last minute fashion I had the wrong painting tools but I did have the red paint and plain calico, well after all it was more about the process than the product. And then my vintage cushion cover breathed it’s last so I salvaged the backing with the lovely sewn in zip and turned my stencil fabric and plain red fabric into a replacement cushion cover. It actually worked quite well.
Then I needed a project for my screen printed pods so I thought, you guessed it, cushions! This time they will be gifts for my 3 best girlfriends. They are complete with invisible zippers (my new sewing machine foot is fabulous), The pods are now the cushion cover front (bottom left) and the complimentary design (bottom right) I ordered from Spoonflower, that ended up much larger than I had calculated, has become the cushion back.
P.S. I have not managed to photograph the red without it looking somewhat garish. Will you trust me when I tell you it is much richer, cooler and lovelier that it appears here?