Friday, May 31, 2013


I like rusted stuff and pick it up from the ground and collect it in a basket. When I feel like it, I take out what I need to play around. This tiny hanging (25cm x30cm) was made entirely out of "rubbish" - except the base cotton pieces I hand painted.

Three layers of this painted fabric are sewn together, with a black piece on top. Shapes were cut out, to reveal the colors and textures underneath I wanted to show. Then the rusted findings were added and held down with bold stitches of black thread. I was able to cut out the birdie with old scissors, glued it on and gave it a bead crest.

The red torn scrap of jersey fabric that I had found at the beach, got even more craggy and frayed after washing it - which was just what I wanted. It was added ironing it on, using fusible web, and strengthened with tiny beads.

I embellished the whole thing with more embroidery and beads and added a fringe of rusted bottle caps. 

It is all padded with fleece and has a pretty backing of black and red painted fabric. I had finished it quite some time ago and it was just lying in a drawer, because I had not found a suitable method for hanging it. Last week I met for coffee in town with a friend  - and voila, what did she bring me? This perfect rusty rod she had found. I just had to sew on two tabs and that little creation was finally finished to my satisfaction!

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Red Rose. said...

This tapestry must be happy being on the best place now! You have great eyes and imagination as an artist and creator. You did not overlook those rusted stuff.

Hope you have a happy weekend!

Eva said...

How beautiful! You have been so inspired recently, that's obvious. Perhaps your new courage to paint is opening new possibilities? I love it!!!

Lisa Zinza said...

fabulous ♦ you have such a way with color & design ♦ Bravo!!

Magia da Inês said...

º° ✿⊱°º•.
Tão lindo!
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil


smultron said...

Hej Yael,

ein wunderbar ausgewogenes Bild von Farbe, Form und Material. Von der Idee ganz zu schweigen, Gefundenes zu verarbeiten.
Klasse, Yael und danke für die Inspiration.

mit herzlichem Grüßen

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

It's really quite beautiful, and confirms my suspicions that you are a painter at heart! Beautiful, Yael!

Irmi said...

Liebe Yael,
schön dass du wieder da bist und dann mit einem solch herrlichen
Gebilde. Es ist schon erstaunlich, was man alles im "Müll" findet und auch verwenden kann. Vorausgesetzt, man ist so begabt wie du.
Einen guten Start ins Wochenende wünscht

Hilde said...

A unique piece of art, Yael, so beautiful and full of interesting details :) Just wonderful!

Annuk said...

You are SO creative, Yael!!! It's amazing what you were able to do with "rubbish"... This is a great piece of Art! Hut ab, liebe Yael! :)

TarracoStyle said...

me encanta siempre haces cosas muy creativas.
te felicito.

Ruostevilla said...

You make miracles!

Mary Stanley said...

Love your new piece...perfect little birdie! So wonderful that you used all the fun recycled found items in your work and created such beauty!

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Love your new work of art that blends elements of the past. Amazing!

Bob Bushell said...

Again, it is so beautiful series, I love it.