A new acquisition of a safety pins. A new addition to my vintage kit.
Vintage, small brass covered safety pins are a staple piece of kit in my projects.
Some are given pride of place on the front of my work, incorporated in mixed media design and embroidery art.
Whilst some are used the old fashion way as fasteners on the back of pieces.
|Small vintage brass safety pins
My favourite use is utilising them is as a ‘pin’ to hang found objects from.
The bonus for my latest collection of pins, was the addition of the vintage packaging which I like to use as a background to display textile art. The wording, the font and colours also provide inspiration for future projects.
A Safety Pin is a very versatile piece of kit.
Salty sea air and metal are a perfect combination to create the most stunning specimens of rust, especially if the surfaces are painted!
On a recent trip to Aldeburgh, I found lots of opportunities to photograph rust in it’s many forms. On a trip earlier in the day, I’d found some old irons in a vintage shop, but it was the weathered metal on the beach that really sparked my imagination.
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My favourite thing to do at any time of year, is to visit the sea, sit on the sand and eat fish and chips.
A holiday to the quaint English seaside town of Aldeburgh
is truly rewarding. My cravings for fish, chips and ice-cream are completely satisfied and my mind is cleared by the fresh sea air…. lots of beach combing to be had too!
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