Monday, May 2, 2011

more yarn balls and pouches

laura's pouch
The main inspiration for my yarn stamps was my favorite knitter. The above pouch was a gift for her and was just waiting for the stamp to be carved. I'm very pleased with how this little ball printed on linen.So, I'm making more!
yarn pouch 1
In fact, I'm trying to make one every couple of days for the next few weeks. Each one is different in size, fabric selection and even prints.
yarn pouch 2
It all depends on what scraps need to be used and my mood at the end of the night (when I've been whipping them up). This Indigo bunting Burlap one features the selvedge of the linen. I use a lot of deconstructed linen clothing for sewing, so I don't always have selvedge to work with. When I do, it feels like a treat, and I don't want it to go to waste.
burlap bird pouch 2
Here's the back...

burlap bird pouch 1
All of my zippers are vintage or recycled. Their color often dictates the direction of the pouch. It's an interesting way to approach these mini projects and really encourages me to explore my fabric stash in new ways. Pin It

25 comments:

  1. AHH WOW they look so cool! I like the use of textures in the fabrics and the stamps are so great. Do you make them?

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  2. i totally love that yarn stamp!! gonna make one for myself too :D Thanxx for sharing!

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  3. Your stamps really make those cute pouches. Adorable!

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  4. So sweet Maya. Love all the different textures. xox Corrine

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  5. you have inspired me to rummage in my "vintage" box for old metal zippers!

    these pouches are very sweet.

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  6. such a lovely idea .. your colors and textures here make a basic pouch just not very basic anymore ..

    do you have a particular ink you like to use?

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  7. Your stamps make your pouches even more special. Thank you for introducing me to your favourite knitter.

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  8. beautiful, Maya! lucky Laura ;]

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  9. I love them, and not just because I am a yarnie myself (and sewist, and stamp maker by the way).

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  10. Beautiful and useful as usual Maya. And I like the idea of zippers for color inspiration. Just lovely.

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  11. Wonderful! These really make me want to learn how to do fabric block printing.

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  12. Hi there, what a wonderful blog you have! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring.
    Greetings from Holland,
    Claire

    24homes

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  13. I love that yarn stamp on linen! Looks great!

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  14. Love the stamps, and I love the way they look on the fabric.

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  15. Love these! Inspired..!

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  16. I love how you let the materials dictate the size/shape/direction of the project. What a lovely way of working!

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  17. Love the simplicity of the top one - the single stamp done in black. Absolutely beautiful.

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  18. These are very beautiful, I love the linen and the natural colors, the stamps look great on it. What a sweet stamp. Wonderful work.

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  19. These pouches are beautiful! I love the knitting stamp and mix of materials used. I especially love how you used the selvedge on the linen pouch. I've always admired the look of my linen selvedges but hadn't quite found a way to use and showcase them. I might try your idea!

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  20. The last bluebird one has my eye-and heart--i collect them and stash in little spots around the house in memory of my Dad.
    Looking very much forward to your class at Squam !

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  21. How do you decide whether to put fabric finish "tabs" over the zipper ends or not? Your work always looks so nicely done!!

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  22. thank you everyone!

    Vicki K.- I don't have a steadfast rule of when I put the tabs on or not. If my zippers aren't long enough, I might add a tab to lengthen it a bit. If burlap is right up next to the zipper vs. linen, it's a nice spot for some reinforcement. Sometimes I do it purely for aesthetic reasons. Good question!

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  23. As the very happy owner of the second pouch in your post - I have to say this is my absolute favorite small project bag ever. It is always in my purse now with a pair of socks in the works in it. I was lucky enough to take your Botanical Printing class at Squam - and am so happy to have a little something you made to remind me of your joy and enthusiasm as an instructor. Thank you a million times over for those three hours of crafting bliss - and I hope you make many more of these little project bags because they are amazing!

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