Nov 25, 2014

Spring


I love the view from my appartment at the moment. It is a green sea where the buildings look like islands... Buenos Aires is a real green city!

Nov 22, 2014

Finding time


Time is precious nowadays. It took me much effort to start the challenge but now it already happened and I can go back to my personal work.

My bed needs a summer cover and I began doing small appliqué squares, I already have two of them. The next one in another post.

I will sew them to a huge old blanket and who knows when I'll be finished. I'm ciming to an age where everything seems not that important at all... I take more time for things I like.



Nov 13, 2014

A little entertainment


I need a new cover for my bed in summer. Because of that I am kind of deconstructing a quilt... meaning I am working in an unusual way...

I decided to do small square scenes and sew/appliqué them all over a cotton sheet, perhaps not only squares but also  circles...

I will keep you informed, I intend to work on this project behind the scene...

Aug 8, 2014

Pillow - The Angel with the Colibris - Polster - Der Engel mit den Kolibris - Coussin - L'Ange avec les Colibris - Almohadoncito - El Angel con los Colibrís


This small pillow is felted and embroidered. I appliqué the little angel with the colibris on a crochet cushion with the backing made of a waxed african cotton. It is signed and appliquéd in the back.
20 x 20 cm - 8"  x 8"



Dieser kleiner Polster ist gefilzt und bestickt. I habe den kleinen Engel mit den Kolibris auf einen gehäkelten Polster appliziert. Der Rücken ist aus einem afrikanischen gewachsten Stoff, er ist auch appliziert und ich habe meine Unterschrift drauf bestickt.
20 x 20 cm



Ce petit coussin est fait avec du feutre et brodé. J'ai appliqué le petit ange avec les colibris sur un hexagone fait au crochet. Le dos du coussin est fait avec un tissu ciré africain. J'ai fait des applications sur ceci et j'ai brodé mes initiales.
20 x 20 cm



Este almohadoncito está decorado con fieltro y bordados. El fondo es de crochet. El forro está hecho de una tela encerada africana. También lo apliqué y bordé mis iniciales.
20 x 20 cm


Jun 27, 2014

Article about my work in Plateform magazine - Aussi pour mes amis francais!

I love this online magazine and they were so kind to print an article about me and my work. It is in French.

Jun 13, 2014

Challenge - Page 8


This is the cover of my booklet. There are still some work to be done on it. First because we must see how to bind the pages next time and second because there is going to be more done after that decision. Detail work to give him a final special touch!

I am posting the details to the challenge members today for catching up with my late posting of last Sunday!


Jun 8, 2014

Jun 1, 2014

Challenge - Feedback for you all


I would like to than you for all your entries. They are so many I can't keep track with them and I would be sorry not to go into detail for each of them. 

Because of that I want to tell you that you are ALL doing wonderful work and I am so happy to have born this challenge into life to have a chance to see and show how people are working on wonderful things at home and publicly.

It is a big satisfaction to enable you to interact and learn from another.

Thank you for being there, keep creating and enjoying!!


May 21, 2014

Experimenting with a new technique


My studio will be finished by the end of next week and this gives me courage to create and to try new techniques. I want to mix traditional embroidery on fabric with my embellisher techniques on felt. I think the surface is very interesting and this is only the beginning of it. 


You can see the felted fabric to the right of the piece and also on the kind of circle around the cross . I used some natural dyed fabric which I did using the only botanical piece ( plant!) I have in my balcony. Just hammered the fruits to the fabric... It is also the background of the king.


May 12, 2014

Challenge - Page 3


This time we are going to explore writing. Either by machine or by hand... and any amount of pages you can intercalate with the other ones till you have your story told!





May 7, 2014

Challenge - Inspiration


I will be uploading ideas for the binding and covers so that you can already think about it. Just in case that you'd like to adjust some details while doing the pages.

These photos are just meant to let fly your imagination!

The "Codex Rotundus" owes its name to its round shape. It is a small book of hours (9 cm diameter) made in Bruges in 1480. Thumbnails are most likely from the workshop of Dutchman Willem Date illuminator (active from 1450 to 1482). (Hildesheim Cathedral Library, Germany)


Apr 27, 2014

Challenge - Booklet Feltalong - Page 1


This is the first page of the booklet. I send the information about it to the participants per email.

If you would like to participate the inscription closes Monday night (28.04.14).

The knitalong is for free and there will be a raffle or one of my pages between the participants that uploaded at least 6 pages and the cover of the book to the Challenge Pinterest Group (you can find the link on the top of the right column of this blog). Also each participant will donate one page to one of the other participants at the end of the challenge so that each participant will be surprised with one mystery page.
It will be somehow a combination of challenge with round robin...

Apr 24, 2014

CHALLENGE! - Booklet Feltalong – Free – You are invited to sign in! In English


This is the project I was thinking of since a long time. It is about offering a feltalong in the blog and I tried to imagine how to organize it to make it interesting and fun. It should be somehow myterious and a way to encourage you and help you to keep going and discover  techniques in a playful way.

This is the idea:

  1.        The object we are going to be working on is on a small art book doing a page at a time.  
  2.         It will be a visit card size so that you will be able to do the pages one by one in no time (I discarded the inchies version of it for being too small!!). The size the first page turned out to be was about 2 ½“ x 3 ½“ - without the button part - and I think it’s a decent size to work with. 
  3.       The booklets will have a theme. Mine will be - true to my style - a Medieval one... It can also be a flower book, a discovery book, a houses book, you name it..
  4.    The pages are going to be made out of felt, dry or wet done. You can use fabric instead but because they are so small they can easily be needle felted or cut out from a felted piece and the assembly of the book the way I imagine it will be easier with felt to accomplish. 
  5. I will be posting the instructions on Mondays. 
  6. We will have a Bookies Group Board in Pinterest. 
  7.   I will offer a technique or embellishment  idea  for each page.
  8.  I will be sending more suggestions and ideas per email to the people who inscribe to the feltalong.
  9.  I WILL RAFFLE ONE OF MY PAGES AT THE END BETWEEN THE ONES WHO INSCRIBED TO THE FELTALONG , who participated actively and commented throughout on the blog. each one of the participants is asked to do the same with one of the pages she/he made. To be considered an active participant you should have made at least 6 pages and the cover of the booklet and pin them to the Pinterest Group Board.
  10. Any additional ideas will be posted in my blog The Fabric of Meditation.
  11. You can send me all questions you have per email.
  12. TO INSCRIBE PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO:  lechner.sara@gmail.com
THERE IS A LINK TO THE CHALLENGE FOLDER IN PINTEREST ON THE UPPER RIGHT SIDE OF THE BLOG. ONLY PARTICIPANTS OF THE CHALLENGE WILL BE ABLE TO UPLOAD THEIR BOOKLETS IN IT!!

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Apr 16, 2014

Flower Angel - Blumenengel - Ange de la Fleur - Angel de la Flor


This little angel is looking for Easter bunnies...


Dieser kleiner Engel sucht Osterhasen...


Ce petit ange est en train de chercher des lapins de Paques...


Este angelito está buscando conejitos de Pascuas...

Apr 12, 2014

Birds - Vögel - Oiseaux - Pájaros


I love the freedom in the change of  scale in illuminated manuscripts. 



Ich liebe die Freiheit im Skalawechsel in illuminierten Manuskripten. 



J'adore la liberté du changement d'échelle dans les manuscripts illuminés



Adoro la libertad en el cambio de escala en los manuscritos iluminados.



Apr 11, 2014

Life continues - Das Leben geht weiter - La vie continue - La vida continúa


... but my studio will take longer to be finished... I try to forget stitching...

...aber mein Studio wird nicht bald fertig... Ich versuche mit Sticken die Zeit zu vertreiben...

...mais mon atelier ne va pas etre fini ce mois... J'essaye d'oublier en brodant...

...pero mi atelier no progresa... Trato de olvidar bordando...


Apr 7, 2014

Day and Night - Tag und Nacht - Le jour et la nuit - Día y noche


Influence of the Middle Ages... sun, moon and little clouds.

Einfluß vom Mittelalter... Sonne, Mond und kleine Wolken.


Influence du moyen age... soleil, lune et petits nuages.

Influencia de la edad media... sol, luna y nubecitas.


Apr 5, 2014

Growing - Wachsen - Grandissant - Creciendo


Rainy day - Regentag - Jour de pluie - Día de lluvia

Outside, not in the piece!

Draussen, nicht in dem Stück!

Dehors, pas dans la pièce!

Afuera, no en la pieza!


Using old lace and a kind of shadow work putting wool under it. 

Spitze und Schattenstickerei mit Wollfülle.

Dentelle et "shadow work" avec de la laine dessous.

Encaje y "shadow work" con lana adentro.


A beginning of something... The needle keeps the rain blues away...

Ein Anfang... Die Nadel erhellt den trüben Tag...

Un commencement... L'aiguille peut changer un jour triste et gris...

Un principio... La aguja ayuda a cambiar un día triste y gris....