Monday, May 16, 2011


I love feathers. These are turkey feathers if I remember correctly. And they are the inspiration for today's sewing and painting project.

I drew the feathers onto tracing paper. Then I used blue transfer paper to lightly apply the image to some muslin fabric.

Then I used fabric paint and voila...feathers.

Here I've sewn the pillow together with a contrasting fabric backing. It will cover another pillow like a pillow case.

I applied some fringe and it's done! My new feather pillow is just one of a million crafty projects I've been working on lately. I might be exaggerating only slightly.

Like this one. Does everyone recognize the middle feather?


DJan said...

You are SO TALENTED! I love your "feather" pillows, and that last one has to be a peacock, right? Beautiful!

*Honest Abe said...

Your fabric painted work is gorgeous. Wow. I am impressed.

Nina Crittenden said...

So fantastic, Sharon!! You are too clever! :)

Wanda..... said...

Such graceful flowing lines on the second pillow...they are beautiful. Love the fringe too!

tweedles said...

Oh my gosh,,,
this is so beautiful
i love feathers tooo,, did you know that?

Serline said...

The middle feather definitely belongs to a peacock. Wish I could do the same...

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Linda Hensley said...

I love these! I have a thing for feathers too :)

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

Wow, the feather pillows are gorgeous!! I love all the collectibles of nature: shells, sticks,feathers, nests... I'm a big fan of Andy Goldworthy's work.