Welcome to the Warp & Weft Sewing Society Blog Hop featuring the Cloud 9 Wildwood fabric collection by Elizabeth Olwen.
Wildwood is inspired by long walks through the forest, searching the forest floor for rare flowers and interesting leaves and forms and reveling in how timeless it feels. One of the themes that inspires Elizabeth Olwen throughout her work is that of the fairy tale — the fields and forests of a British landscape, the places that wild-at-heart maidens run away to when they’re going to be married off to someone they don’t love, the sound of fallen leaves crunching as a horse gallops through. A ‘wild at heart’ spirit. A sense of romance. The wild forest. ‘Wildwood’ speaks to these foresty areas and their uncultivated nature.
What a pleasure it was to be surprised with two beautiful samples of this collection with the challenge of creating something with them for my children. Knowing the inspiration of walks through field and forest, I knew a cape for Anja was a perfect choice. Pairing Wildflower with some navy blue velour in my stash, a 'Little Red Riding Hood-esque' cape was created.
Forest Floor Khaki became a classy tie for Tobias.
Forest Floor Khaki
Keep following the blog hop or catch up on any posts you may have missed along the way:
September 26 - Carla from “My 1/2 Dozen Daily”
September 27 - Cynthia from “Cynthiaf”
September 28 - Lysa
September 29 - Cathy from “Blueberry Patch”
September 30 - Esmari from “Warp and Weft”
October 1 - Shannon from “The Finished Garment”
October 2 - Elegance & Elephants
October 3 - Sherri from “Thread Riding Hood”