Friday, June 21, 2013

Pinning Contemporay Christmas Baubles

      For this project I purchased Styrofoam balls and covered these with discarded textile trims, silks, and embroidered clothing that had served it's usefulness long ago. I pinned these fabrics down with regular steal sewing pins and gold sequin stars. These baubles were very easy and entertaining to make. 
      I use similar methods to those used by many Victorian crafters in the past. The differences are, of course, design related. Traditionally this craft is done with blank silk covered balls and elaborate beading techniques. The Victorians preferred very formal symmetrical designs on their pinned baubles. A random approach to this is considered far more contemporary.

Traditional and Modern Beaded Baubles:

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