Sunday, November 9, 2008

EBW November Challenge

It's been a quite a few months since I entered an Etsy Beadweavers monthly challenge. The November challenge theme is Ancestral Expressions. I was having a hard time coming up with a design idea since my family does not have strong ties to any one nationality. So I decided on a patchwork design. I've always loved antique patchwork quilts that were made from worn-out clothing and any other scraps of fabrics that were available. Some were plain and functional while others were embroidered and embellished making them works of art. Many of these quilts were passed down from generation to generation along with the stories about the fabric patches and family members. I've always enjoyed taking raw materials and creating something- as shown by my love of beading, embroidery and cooking.

So, I took this-
and created this-






















Please check out the EBW blog and vote for your favorite entry. Voting is from Nov 9 to midnight Nov 15.

4 comments:

thebeadedlily said...

Love the little open spot:)

GrandmaMarilyns said...

I think you did a wonderful job.

Kerrie Slade said...

Great new blog Dawn and I love that patchwork cuff - I just can't bring myself to do feeform :D

beadsandblooms said...

Love the inspiration behind your cuff! Your blog is looking great.