I was working away in my aunt’s sewing room when I heard the news that Maurice Sendak had died. I was raised (and raised my own children!) with his writing. Just two short months ago, I got to share the Spike Jonze film adaptation of ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ with my father, who is terminally ill. To say I was heavy-hearted when I heard of Mr. Sendak’s passing in an understatement. I’ve sort of lived my life by this one line from his story, and it seemed an appropriate tribute to create it as a banner garland and give it lots of color and vibrancy, because Mr. Sendak helped to do that for my imagination. RIP, Maurice.
This piece is comprised of vintage napkins I rescued and machine embroidered with primary colors. It measures approximately 54" from end to end not counting the striped orange ribbon ties, which are about 32" on each side for plenty of draping. >:o)
Recently I found myself possessed of some time to kill and no studio to kill it in, so I had to find a new way to Make and new materials to Make with. In accordance with my enthusiasm for pre-loved things that can’t be recovered when they’re gone, I started buying up vintage linens. I didn’t know what I’d do with them; I knew when it came time to sit down with them they’d present ideas to me.
Partly inspired by a sister who was planning a wedding, I started thinking about ways to use and display these beautiful pieces and this was the result: Statement banners and dresser scarves featuring snippets of prose, poetry and lyric.
Please keep in mind that these are vintage linens and as such may have some small flaws or marking that I couldn’t get out in the cleaning process. I will note those I observe in the listing, but please enlarge the pictures and scope things out for yourself so you know exactly what you’re receiving. Thanks so much!
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