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Toile de jouy

Following on from this post, it seems like I’m not the only one with toile di jouy on my mind.

I was browsing through Design Sponge a couple of months ago and came across this post all about toile di jouy fabric.  Even more inspiring was the next post and the photographs of Richard Saja’s embroideries.  When I saw these I knew I had to embellish some of the offcuts from the fabric I used for my daughter’s dress and turn them into a little double sided bag for her carry with her.

I found this great tutorial for a sweet bag, and then cut out the pattern and then embroidered parts of the design in front of the television after supper and even on an airplane flying to a trade fair.  It was such fun to do and was just like colouring in.  Very easy, relaxing embroidery.  And I shall certainly be doing some more (both embroidery  and other similar bags).  I’m thinking about making a cushion like this and perhaps putting a piece in an embroidery hoop for my daughter’s bedroom.


4 Responses

  1. Wow! This amazing! You’re doing wonderful things…..for a supposed beginner! Well done!!

  2. Thank you! I really enjoyed making it and definitely want to do more similar things. I’m planning on making some cushions with an embroidered centre.

  3. Such cool fabric and great embellishment! Love it.

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