Stitching Some Goblincore

Dear Liza,

Our weather has been wet, cold, and threatening to ice up, but I have been having a busy week , sewing.

Cousin Kestrel is still very into Goblincore. This is a style of art and clothes that is fairy-like, but with more of a focus on nature like mushrooms, spiders, and snakes. Kes loves walking in the woods and parks, finding tiny things, and appreciating all the processes of life.

Continuing with my idea of “using what I have”, I found this pale sparkly fabric in the Big Box in the garage and made a Crazy Quilt.

After I laid down some curvy vines in embroidery, I found pictures of mushrooms online and tried my hand at watercoloring them. Once I was confident at that, it was just a matter of paying attention to do the embroidery, which is just like watercoloring, but with thread.

I looked at pictures I had taken on our hikes in the woods to get ideas for the smaller patches. Ferns, flowers, and a spiderweb are helping create a wallhanging I am very proud of.

And there is, of course, a patch dedicated to Sir Isaac Snooten, Kestrel’s pet snake.

I added quilting and a back, edged the whole thing with bias tape, and added three loops. A branch I found at the park does nicely for a support bar.

Now, onto the next project!


Grandma Judy

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

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