Nellie"s Needles

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Another "Unraveled" Begun

I think the clothing labels that I've been collecting for years will work well in this concept.  So I spent an afternoon sorting a box full by size and color to come up with this.
The background fabric is a black geometric print that I had colored with oil paint sticks a number of years ago.

I think a black yarn twisted with a subtle variegated colored one will combine well with the spots of color in the fabric as well as the labels.
The basic elements work and I'm excited about the possibilities.


PS:  That hank of variegated brown/pink yarn is pinned to my design wall so I won't forget about considering it for a future "unraveled" piece.

7 comments:

Heather said...

I obviously buy the wrong clothes as my labels are never as interesting as yours! What a great idea and the final result will be great too.

KathyE said...

I think you're on to something here. I can't wait to see what you use for your embellishments on your next wall quilt. You've got me thinking how I can use those cloth sample books that someone gave me, or those inchies that keep multiplying.....love it!

McIrish Annie said...

I am intrigued with this new technique. What a great use of all the yarn and specialty thread we collect.

helena frontini said...

That's wonderful, but I never get labels so beautiful!

June Calender said...

This is a fascinating idea. I look at them and say, wow, who would-a thunk? They are so interesting ... to have the idea is the meaning of creativity.

Julie said...

There is so much history in labels and what a great way to use them.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Great idea! I remember some of those labels too. I would never have thought to save them though.