I've had a love of textiles for as long as I can remember. I started hand stitching when I was 6 years old, making primitive clothes for my dolls with left over scraps from my mother's sewing projects and before that playing with baskets full of rag balls that my grandmother used to weave her rugs. By the age of 12, I was making my own clothes, and still do from time to time. Currently my interest in textiles is for vintage and antique cloth. Old clothing that I dismantle for the fabric, vintage household linens and antique flour and grain sacks. Giving them a new purpose makes me happy.
Textile Coin Necklace
To make this necklace I traced a thread spool onto an antique grain sack and cut out circles.
I stitched the circles into lots of little yo-yos.
Each coin was made by placing two yo-yos together with the stitched sides facing, using a blanket stitch to assemble them.
The coins were then strung together onto some heavy cotton thread with a knot between each one.
Not very sparkly, but it's my kinda bling.