Sunday, February 26, 2012

Patchwork Union Jack Wall Hangings

Morning all!

Here are two roughly A1-sized patchwork union jack wall hangings that I finished recently for a commission. They are made to illustrate the theme for an exhibition of contemporary jewellery, called "Best of British". The exhibition in being held in the Equinox shop in Fleet from 18 February until 14 April 2012.

The wall hangings are displayed in the windows for the duration of the exhibition and will be available for purchase when it ends on 14 April. If you are interested in purchasing either of these handmade pieces, please contact Equinox here.

Austerity Britain #8

Green Britain #18

 The wall hangings are made from a mixture of cotton and cotton mix fabrics, including re-purposed fabrics. The following processes, taking around 15 - 20 hours of work per flag, are involved:-
  • making the templates to the required size
  • selecting the fabrics and deciding upon the fabric placement
  • cutting each piece of fabric to size
  • piecing the individual units of fabric into a whole, using a sewing machine
  • layering the finished top with a cotton batting/wadding and back piece
  • hand quilting the layers
  • addition of an edge binding strip and hanging sleeve using a mixture of machine and hand stitches
  • addition of label on reverse and wooden hanging dowel
Smaller versions of the flag wall hangings are sometimes available in my Etsy shop, Fire Horse Textiles.
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