Thursday 13 July 2017

Our Creative Space...

Several projects at once are in process. I'm working on a large kilim doctor bag, sewing tough leather and kilim in shape is a challenge but I love these bags.

Another chair is in progress, this one has some pretty cool arms, very mid century.
The chair is resting on a wooden spool...

...which is yet another project as it is going to become an ottoman.
The sides will be old kilim. And the top will be this embroidery below.

This punch needle embroidery was originally done on green velvet but it had bald spots, stains and discolorations, so we cut out the embroidery with a little fabric around it, placed it on a new strong upholstery fabric and mum painstakingly sewed it all by hand on the fabric. A great way to safe a damaged embroidery, plus it got bigger as we placed the branches with some more space to fit the ottoman better.
These three pieces should be done pretty soon, the heat is making it all a little hard to work!


  1. Sounds like you're working on many fun projects!

  2. I can't wait to see the final product! Love your furniture!

  3. A lot of work is coming to you, I admire your energy and creativity.

  4. It's great that you can work on the street :))

  5. What kind of sewing machine do you make your leather and kilim pieces on? I'm assuming it's industrial? And I love your idea for appliqueing the embroidered pieces cut out of the bad background fabric... time consuming yes, but an excellent idea to save beautiful, irreplacable embroidery!

    1. We use a Juki TL-98. It is a quilting machine. If we were to make more often things out of kelim and leather, we would have to buy an industrial machine. As it is now, we just manage with this one.