Saturday, August 11, 2012

My Newest Apple

When you have a good thing, I think,let's take it to the next level and see where it goes.

If you have seen my Etsy shop, Fiberluscious, you know I am a bit of an apple pincushion maker.

I love my apples but they always seemed to lack the crispness and crunchiness of a summer apple. Here is one of my old pattern apples,

Then, I went to the pear pattern and learned a lot about drafting more sculptural shapes.

After much trial and error I came up with this shape, which I love. Its so curvy!

When I created the same apple, one with plain and one with patchwork fabric I discovered that the fabric means everything!

Can you believe I used the exact same pattern for both apples?!
Because the patchwork has so much more body and thickness, it formed a much denser, more upright and formal end result.
I love both of these apples each for their unique personality.

So my advice to you is not to rest on your laurels, (whatever a laurel is). Take what you love and whatever feeds your soul and ride it along a new path. You will never know what you may discover!

Thanks to Robin, one of my absolute favorite clients. She inspires me often. She throws me an idea and I love our process of developing ideas with her. She will be adding these pincushions to her vast collection. I'd love to see that!


Daria said...

Your apples and pears are fantastic! I love them!

Julie said...

I love your advice, and the free thinking style with which you work. It is truely inspiring!!!!! Everything you touch is gorgeous!!!

Fiberluscious said...

Thank you so much!

Fiberluscious said...

I am really touched by your compliment. Thank you so much!

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Hi Jill, I love everything you do.......I would love to have a go at some
pincushions....You have inspired me, thank you
Chris richards