Brass Safety Pins – A very useful bit of vintage kit.

A new acquisition of a safety pins. A new addition to my vintage kit.

Safety Pins

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.

Safety Pins
Small vintage brass safety pins

My favourite use is utilising them is as a ‘pin’ to hang found objects from.

Vintage Packaging

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.

I am dotty about my scarf!

Dotty and textiles are my perfect combination.

I slept like a baby the evening of the felt workshop. Although the felting process is a very physical one,  I had forgotten how tiring it is to think on your feet and make design decisions fast as part of the creative process. The felt scarf took a day to make and I absolutely love the result. Especially wearing it with my lovely vintage ‘linen’ brooch.

Dotty felt scarf
Handmade silk, wool & textiles scarf
with one of my hand-stitched brooches

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