Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Slow Cloth and Long Cloth


Today, I received a gift from friend Susan Sanford of Artspark Theatre. The little Prince long cloth that you see in the first picture was hand stitched and embroidered by Susan. Isn't gorgeous!

Susan was inspired to make this piece after reading the article 'undone' on Spirit Cloth. Jude's work is very inspiring. My own response to the slow cloths and hand stitching impetus kindled by Jude and other textile artists has been making these felt brooches. It has been a lovely project really, and very addictive. The felt is so tactile.

The natural coloured brooches that you can see are felt made from silk noil, merino, alpaca and silk. I only wish you could touch the felt, it is the softest I have ever made, pictures really don't do it any justice.

Thank you Susan. I am feeling so fortunate this week xxx

38 comments:

Needle Woven Studio said...

Oh Jasmine! What a sublime gift from Susan! I've marveled at this artwork when seeing it on her weblog!
Your brooches are wonderful - a perfect 'frame' for The Little Prince there in your photo.

Elizabeth M Rimmer said...

love the brooches - my mother-in-law gave me two similar ones for my birthday, one in a rich blue that reminds me of your work, and the other in a chestnut brown - they are fabulous.

Caio Fernandes said...

this is diferent , and very cool !!
congratulations !!

ArtSparker said...

Working small can be a wonderful release.

The juxtaposition recalls the Christmas my sister's firstborn was brought for Christmas to my parents, there were so many presents, and so much chocolate, that at the end of the day he had a bit of a breakdown, and still hadn't opened all of his presents.

Healing Woman said...

Jasmine I love the spirit cloth that your sister created! I have gone to her blog and absolutely love it. Should have known she'd be your sister!

Cheryl~Healingwoman

julietk said...

What a lovely gift, you are lucky to have such a friend :-) I can imagine how soft those brooches are having used silk and alpaca myself, they are so fine. I am feeling fortunate myself today having recieved a Butterfly gift.

GreenWhisper said...

that little fella is so cool wearing his wee crown, love all the cloth too :) and Spirit Cloth is amazing, isnt it? x

Shadow said...

you are fortunate... that's a beautiful gift that.

Clare Wassermann said...

hmmmm I particularly like the pink heart brooch. Hand stitching is great - I don't know how Jude gets so much done do you?

The Scrybe said...

Beautiful!

Janine said...

These are so lovely...I wish I was more into textile arts like I used to be! There is something so gratifying in this art! You all inspire me!

kathyd said...

Wonderful work . i love the brooches.

Ginga Squid said...

Beautiful! I had never heard of the term 'slow cloth' before?

Lickety Splitter said...

I don't know where you lovely ladies find the time to create such gorgeous creations, but I'm certainly glad you do and share your photos to prove it ;)

Harnett-Hargrove said...

What a beautiful gift... well done Susan! -Jayne

Emily said...

My jaw dropped when I saw this...so beautiful! Will have to check her out. :)

PS
Let me know if you get the package you won from me! I hope it makes it to you soon! :)

Assayya said...

so sweet the long hanger.
and you used real gemstones for the brooches.
i love them:))

Momo Luna said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely, the long cloth (what a beautiful gift) as well as the brooches. The brooches indeed invite you to touch them.

Jules said...

The Spirit cloth Susan has created is fab. Lovely piece, and a super gift. I wish I could create like that. I read Jude's blog and sigh!
I love the brooches, but we need to invent digital feely - ness! I can almost imagine the softness, almost... x

Joei Rhode Island said...

Lovely piece...you are blessed with many friends in blogland.

Celeste Bergin said...

Susan sent you a great gift and these are beautiful brooches

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a lovely gift! Your brooches are wonderful too.

Fiona said...

How beautiful are those brooches? I just love your work Jasmine.

jude said...

i love the tiny pieces. small is sometimes really big isn't it? thanks for the mention. :-)
Susan and i seem to have a long thread that stretches between us...

La Dolce Vita said...

what a magnificent gift and you so deserve it!

Crafty Green Poet said...

HI Jasmine
I gave you a blog award, you can find it here: Creative Blogger Award

Yarrow said...

The brooches are exquisite :) I have a passion for felt too :)

Thank you for your kind words.

Deborah said...

A beautiful long cloth and exquisite brooches!

jackie said...

Jude's work is v. inspiring. I particularly like her What Ifs.Thanks for reading my blog.

Melinda Cornish said...

oh jasmine I just love the brooches and I see how they could be addicting! I would have them on everything!!!! melinda

Martine said...

Beautiful and colorful.
I hope your weekend will be the same.
XXXm

yvette said...

I didn't know Susan made such beautiful stiching..but your brooches are super too!

Jude is my hero

love
yvette

yvette said...

oh yes and a good weekend to you too!

lovelovelove

Sandra said...

What a lovely cloth you have received. And I think your brooches are very beautiful, must have been fun to make.
Yesterday I received my one heart one world gift from you, I think the necklace is even more beautiful than in the picture on your blog. And it's so soft! And I love it's colours. And you wrapped it all so beautifully in one of your lovely boxes, filled with more gifts! Thanks Jasmine!


XXX

Sandra

Kim said...

I just found your blog and your work is beautiful. I look forward to following along. Kim

Robin said...

What beautiful pieces, and I love your Blueberry Woods too.

lettuce said...

i'm so glad you got this wonderful piece! how fabulous.

the brooches look great, little jewels.

joanne May said...

Hi Jasmine,
This is a stunning piece and a wonderful gift!:)
It does look very tactile... I love textured art like your work and this long cloth.
I do miss painting with thick oil paints, when you can really get your hands into the work!:)
I will now go and visit Susan and Jude at Spirit Cloth.
Thank you for sharing other people's creativity.;)
Jo.xx