Friday, March 20, 2009

In need of renovation.

This month at Textile Challenges I am sending my house front to Pam.
Her theme is "In Need of Renovation".

Of course I just had to do a thatched cottage seeing as Devon has lots of them
Most of them are in much better condition that this one I have to add.

I started with painted Lutradur over stone coloured cotton. The window and doors are made using scrapbook papers and roughly stitched to the house front.

The thatch is made from fancy fibres placed a stitched on in a haphazard way. I used a fabric marker to make the black "holes".
Machine stitching was next and the whole piece was rubbed with various brown ink pads.

Great fun, I hope Pam will like it.


Corryna Janssen said...

In need for renovation, but I love it. Especially the eco roof ;-)


Carol said...

Alis this is gorgeous, love the quirky angles of the door and windows :)

Ati. Norway. said...

great, great!! Wish I had your fantasy :-)

Pat said...

At last I've found my dream home:-)

Jill said...

oh i love this just as it is - beautiful, would love to live in it :)

Sue B said...

very creative Alis!

Homeleightigger said...

Wonderful - Pam will love it!

Mermaids Purse said...

I'm sure she'll love it - it's beautiful!

Linda D. said...

Gorgeous, just love all the textures and the crazy angles as well as the down-at-heel but loved look!!!
Linda x