weekly photo challenge: layers

3 layers of different fabrics in different sizes, + 3 trimmings, and snaps from est Germany - all vintage & decades old... except the library piece at top

3 layers of different fabrics in different sizes, + 3 trimmings, and snaps from West Germany – all vintage & decades old – except the library piece at top

LA”YER, n. la”er. [from lay, the verb; L. loco, whence locus, Eng. ley or lea. The primary sense is to send or throw…]  1. A stratum; a bed; a body spread over another; as a layer of clay or of sand.

Sewin Love sent another package that arrived last week.  She is such a lovely & generous soul, and a delightful friend.  If any of you Dear Readers are interested in participating in a pattern swap, please see her blog.

It was a lovely box with layers of goodies!  The silky dark green velvet ribbon is almost black, and the 2 trims are exquisitely detailed.  The green & teal fabric used to be a bedspread. You’ll never guess what I’m doing with 2 little triangles.

Will post an update once the hand sewing is complete.  😉

Link to WordPress Challenge here.

first little project almost completed!

first little project almost completed!

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5 thoughts on “weekly photo challenge: layers

  1. oursewingpatch

    Ah now…. The trim you have chosen for the pin cushion is 1940’s Made in England and was originally from Nottingham via Malta! It was used to trim furnishing, I have lots of colours and just love it. The velvet trim is 1930’s and from Italy.

    Couldn’t resist buying the last bit of book fabric for you as i remembered you had noticed it in one of my workshops and there was just that bit left. Look forward to seeing what you make with it 😉

    Samantha x

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    1. CurlsnSkirls Post author

      THANK YOU for all the vintage details, which I think are so fascinating!
      Know exactly what I’m gonna do with it, just have to find the right lining…
      xxx del

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    1. CurlsnSkirls Post author

      SewinLove does have excellent taste, doesn’t she! The trim, which she also sent, is beautiful & I can’t wait to hear the story behind it, ’cause I know it’s vintage, just like the fabric. Thank you! xx

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