Saturday, April 4, 2015

"Bricks and Mortar" Pillow- Part 3 of 3

The felt side of the project (turned right-side out)...


                                                     ...and the leather side.



                           Inserting a pillow form into the felt and leather envelope...

                                  ...punching stitching holes into the leather side...



                          ...and sewing the opening closed with nylon beading thread.



                                          The finished pillow, ready for gift-giving.



                                              The 'bricks and mortar' theme...



                                      ...harkens back to another project of mine.



                                        Both pieces were made as wedding gifts...

                                      ...because I like the implied symbolism.



                                               I believe that a strong marriage...


     
                         
                                         ...requires both fixed and fluid elements...



                     ...and allows for the beautiful inevitability of change and growth.



                             Best wishes on your joyous new adventure, Chris and Jay!

3 comments:

Rachel said...

And the two materials together create something stronger than either of them individually!

Sandra Knapp said...

Very nice. Looks soft and plush too. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel- Exactly!!
Sandie- It's very soft, but the felt is actually quite thin and firm. The pillow insert provides all of the cushioning! :)