Do you love to sew or do you know a keen stitcher? Even if you have never picked up a needle or threaded a sewing machine, perhaps you still enjoy the positive energy and happiness generated by watching ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’ series on TV? The TV producers must be doing something right as this year marks its sixth edition. The exuberance and passion of the home sewers who take part is contagious – they obviously love their craft!
You may remember that a few months ago I made a vintage-style orange sewing machine sculpture using a bright orange stained glass? I had so many favourable comments that I decided to spread a little positivity of my own and I have created a whole batch (what is the collective noun for a group of sewing machines?) of similar machines in lots of different colours.
The original one was inspired by the classic orange Husqvarna sewing machine, so I had to include an orange one of course. But then I added more in red, dark blue, mid blue and green – each with a complementary ‘fabric’ and cotton reel in a contrasting glass. The sewer’s trusty scissors and pin cushion had to be included, too, along with strings of hearts to represent the love that goes into designing and making. There’s a decorative mother-of-pearl button on a wire ‘thread’ to complete the sewing theme.
If you know someone who likes nothing more that making clothes or creating embroidery with a sewing machine, wouldn’t they love a little handmade sculpture that celebrates their craft, to decorate the sewing room? Or maybe you should treat yourself?
Pop over to the Shop and see which one you would choose.