Friday, March 09, 2007

swatch portraits


purl bee has a wonderful tutorial on how to create a swatch portrait. these look so beautiful displayed together on a wall and are a great use for all of that vintage fabric that you know you have folded, stashed, or left over from projects. you could even take the idea a step further and use pieces from well loved (but too worn) items of clothing, outgrown but cherished baby blankets, or just thrifted clothes that fit like a fad, but still have a great pattern.

there is a swatch portrait group over at flickr if you would like to join, amanda soule has already displayed some gorgeous swatches up on the walls of her home!

5 comments:

Yvonne said...

This so inspired me and it's exactly what I need. Thanks so much for this post, it's wonderful :o

Amy said...

I have a red wall I don't know what to do with. Now I do! Thanks!

leslie said...

i've been seeing this around quite a bit since purl posted about it and the displays always look SO wonderful! definitely going to be using this idea in my new craft room!

AnastasiaC said...

beautiful idea!!!

elizabeth said...

wow! this is the most amazing idea! thanks for posting it.