September 23, 2007

Fabric Collage Wall Hanging - Mom

The subject of this wall hanging is my mother's senior picture that was taken at Fulda, MN High School in 1945. It measures 12 1/2" x 23 1/2", excluding the hanger. I used mainly vintage fabrics as well as other vintage embellishments to enhance the piece. The background fabric is a remnant of the new fabric I used for the pillows on the antique daybed, and is the only new fabric that I used. I printed the photograph onto cream cotton, and stitched it to an antique undergarment remnant. Just below the photograph is an antique collar from Japan that is decorated with sewn beads. The flower, at the bottom right, is a large Rose of Sharron from our yard that I dried last year and adhered to fabric with matte gel medium, and then stitched it to the collage. There are three mother of pearl buttons along the bottom, and a mother of pearl buckle at the top that encases a rose print silk ribbon. The same rose ribbon is used for tabs at the top that a wooden spool slides through to make the hanger. A pale green ribbon attached to the spool suspends the piece on the wall in the living room.


Houlihan said...

This looks great,and it looks wonderful on the wall. I love what you used to hang it. The picture of Mom turned out very clear!! What a treasure!

Skye said...

How absolutely stunning..Your work is so beautiful!!!!hugs, Skye