Latest Finds. French ceramic jars. Milk glass & handmade tin cookie cutters

Latest Finds. French ceramic jars. Milk glass & handmade tin cookie cutters

 

 

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Milk Glass Dijon Mustard Jars from France.

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A collection of gorgeous cookie cutters lovingly hand made by someone using recycled motor oil and other tins, including an x100 tin.All have been carefully cut out and soldered into shapes.

 

A Heart

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A horse

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A Gingerbread man

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A dog

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What have you found lately?

 

Handmade Leather Bowls. Reclaimed Vintage Materials.

*Recycle

*Reclaim

*Reuse

*Remake

My latest creation is a 2 in 1- hand made leather vessel/bowl
Designed to be used either side for a different decorative look

 

A beautiful OOAK handmade vessel I created from soft leather scrap and reclaimed fabrics from vintage sources such as tableclothes and doilys. All moulded together with  French 1950’s dressmakers ribbons.
I use mine to display my antique & vintage button collections, shells and French coins on shelves and tables.

Buy my leather bowls at Cottontail shop

Crazy Rust Dyeing

Lately I’ve been experimenting with natural dyeing processes for fabrics and papers. I’m trying out rust dyeing at the moment. I want to build up a collection of natural and rust dyed fabrics and papers so when my next creative spurt comes around, I’ll have plenty to work with.

Over the years I have collected heaps of metal for my sculpture welding so I have plenty of bits hiding on my property just rusting away. The gathering of the metal objects, wrapping them with the fabric spraying with vinegar and binding with rope and wire is quite relaxing. I call it mummy wrapping.

It only takes a couple of hours for marks to appear but I like to keep mine for up to a week or two so I can get deeper impressions and colours. I discovered if I wrap fabric around old pieces of copper pipe the amazing teal green and red patinas are transferred to the fabric as well.

I’m happy with the end result and see connections to the abstract marks I create in my paintings. There are paintings in themselves

Go to my tutorial on Rust Dyeing here

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