Monday, March 23, 2009

Pillow Making

I've been making a few new pillows to perk things up in the livingroom. (What the livingroom really needs is a paint job but this will do for the time). Spool, in Philadelphia, was selling small packets of handmade Thai silk (the staff at Spool advised me to use iron-on interfacing to give the silk more body.) I did some simple embroidery using Kaffe Fasset's shot cotton fabric which is gorgeous stuff: cotton constructed like dupioni silk. It comes out of the wash/dry looking as wrinkled as an old rag though and I don't like to iron. I love the simple log cabin pattern for pillows because it can be expanded, exploited and endlessly played with until it reaches the right size for the pillow form. I also discovered that there is no way you can fit a 20" pillow form into a 16" case, no matter how long you sit on it.

1 comment:

Anji Gallanos said...

This is a great pillow. And it would definitely add to any space. I hear you about the living room painting. I am currently thinking the same thing..I just have no interest in starting to move everything to get to the walls.