hexagons

September/October brings change of season, and fresh starts and frivolity and seriousness too. So for a break from whipup realtime I am introducing a few weeks of guest bloggers to liven up your crafty experience. To bring you something fresh, and hopefully invigorate you to make and do and be and think! Its going to be a fun few weeks so come along for the ride.

Today I want to introduce you to Thea – a self-confessed craft addict, designer, editor & publisher living in Sydney Australia. I first ‘met’ Thea through her indie publication Spoonful, which she calls ‘a happiness companion’, it is in fact a spoonful of beauty and inspiration. Thea also has a personal blog of inspiration.

Happily Hexed!

When Kathreen first asked me to write this post, I immediately thought back to all my recent crafty handmade projects… From matchbox hand-stitched bunnies for Easter, to baby cakes made from coloured felt and hand-painted spoons, once I get an idea in my head for something I’d like to do, there’s generally no holding me back.

As with any artist or crafter, my newest or latest project is always my favourite, and so I thought I’d chat today about my recent addiction & obsession with hand-stitched hexagons!

My fingers had been itching to stitch some of these babies for an age, having watched my mom gather beautiful little fabrics to stitch an entire bedcover filled with hexagons! So, the moment there came a break in my schedule, my stash began calling my name, and off I delved into the happy realm of snipping, folding and stitching to create a growing hexagon paradise.

Now, I must warn you dear readers, that if you do decide to do this at home – which, if you’re anything like me you will be unable to resist – PLEASE BE AWARE that sewing hexagons IS EXTREMELY ADDICTIVE! You think I’m joking, but there is nothing more satisfying than watching your most savoured fabrics come together like a puzzle; piece slotting in with new piece, structure to structure…

I find myself starring at the beautiful little pieces on my desk – my fabric gemstones, cut, angled and busy like a beehive happily making their visual honey…

Funnily enough, I have absolutely no idea what I’m going to do with my hexagons in the end… and that’s what’s fabulous about them. Really, they could grow to be anything. From cushion to curtain to techni-coloured dream-coat * wink * I am very happily hexed for the moment, rhythmically stitching and admiring a shape we don’t admire enough! There are even shapes called magic hexagons! Who knew?! I recommend taking part in the magic and making some of your own… just a few ;)

thea.
xx

P.S. I might have made a tortoise too, I know I know, more hexagons… but I did warn you they were addictive, didn’t I…? ;)

P.P.S. Free Hexagon Paper Templates here. x

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paper piecing hexagons

by kath_red on August 30, 2009

in Sewing+Fabric

sew mama sew shows a tutorial from all buttoned up on how to make paper pieced hexagons – and what a super cute use she has put them to!

hexagon jeans patch

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