Tuesday, November 10, 2009
"Faith, Hope and Love!"
Meet our three primitive folk art angel stuffies: “Faith, Hope and Love!”
All three were chosen for publication in the November-December 2009 issue of Cloth•Paper•Scissors. They really do represent what we love the most in primitive folk art: simplicity, a bit of whimsy, the integration of vintage materials and “that look!”
The angels are made using transfers of vintage photographs that are ironed on to Osnaburg fabric. We love working with the nubby, coarse texture and natural color of this fabric. Osnaburg has been the fabric of choice, for years, in our cloth folk art designs and creations. After the basic body shape is cut out and machine sewn, it is then stuffed with polyester fiber-filling. The fabric body is painted with watered-down acrylics. The photo transfer faces are hand tinted, with colored pencils After each angel is coffee-stained–– embellishments, vintage laces and details are added.
What fun, on a crisp Fall day! Daryle & Katie