Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Seed Grenades

These landed on my desk the other day from Mandy Pattullo. The labels were given to Mandy and are Alec Finlay's contribution to Love Me Live With Me. Food for thought - and discussion.

Love Me Live With Me

Visited the Love Me Live with Me - the Designed & Made wonder cart - a customised vintage handcart which has been travelling around London and the North East of England for Design Week. The miriad drawers and cupboards reveal a cornucopia of badges, glass, ceramics and a lot more including rats! The deal is if you receive a piece from the cart you have to live with it for a week and then pass it on.
My gift is a beautiful limited edition of 13 (mine is number 13) embroidery kit with a porecelain medal and a velvet cushion.

The postcards make good bookmarks - and possibly marraige invitation cards!
The vintage linen cover for the medal and cushion was printed with a bird so I have embroidered it with a strand of some of the threads inclided in the kit.

Teddy is wearing the medal to go with his Jacobite outfit made by Rachael Burns - the medal has the letters CS stamped into it - maybe for the Bonnie Prince.