Textile Illustration

‘Love Me’ (2013). Woman in a summer dress.

Lately, I’ve become obsessed with freehand embroidery illustration and textile art. Naturally, me being me, I thought to give it a go myself. I didn’t draw anything out before hand – I went straight to sketching with needle and thread. I used grey felt as my base, cotton and silk thread and cotton fabric scraps for the dress, all of which I had in my sewing stash. I think I like the way it turned out! The final work measures approximately 8″ x 10″.

x Rena

Buttons!

My new crop of custom covered buttons.

I have a new addiction as of today – fabric covered buttons! I went to the fabric store to get some buttons for the new cabled phone cozies and for the upcoming mug cozy too. I had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to cover buttons in fun fabrics… and so I did!

Kitty!

Bunny.

Lady bug / lady bird.

 

Fresh button crop.

I have a kitty cat, lady bug / lady bird, little flowers, rose and bunny so far! This is way too fun. I’ll post up a finished cozy very soon with a new covered button!

 
x Rena

New Blog for the Red Fox and Gown!

The English Rose Hat

Hi everyone! Welcome those who have followed over from The Vintage Design Shop blog and those joining in here at The Red Fox and Gown blog home for the first time. The Red Fox and Gown is my new venture into the fashion design realm with sewing and knitting. I plan on regularly posting my latest knitting design previews, sewing projects, contests and more.

You can find The Red Fox and Gown both on Etsy and Ravelry – on Etsy for both sewing and knitting, and Ravelry for knitting ventures. I’m a self-taught indie knitter and sewist, with some time in the museum world, including at London’s Design Museum where I worked with contemporary fashion exhibitions among other fun stuff. I was inspired by both the emergent and established designers and I have finally launched my own shop with my creations.

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To get started on the fun, I’ve just released my English Rose Hat knitting pattern today on both Ravelry and Etsy. It’s a slouch hat with a repeating rose motif, which I think is really cute. But I’m biased. 🙂

Here’s a sneak peak of the first page of the English Rose Hat knitting pattern. Stay tuned for an upcoming contest and a blurb on my newest favouritest ethical sock yarn from Vancouver, Canada.

x Rena