Wowed by the fiber art creations of Kate Themel, I just had to share them! Kate, who lives in Connecticut, asks, "Who needs paint?" She prefers fabric as her artistic medium, and then adds machine stitching to achieve texture, depth, and detail. Honey Bee, above, with a close up below, shows off her level of expertise. Enjoy these fine examples of Kate's true talent and creativity!
Many of us have our mom's or grandmother's old buttons,
often stored in cookie tins or mason jars. I have childhood memories playing with my Granny's stash, sifting them through my fingers sorting by color or size, lining them up. dazzled by the fancy ones!
Vintage buttons are very collectible, as you'll see
with the variety of groupings here.
Antique bits from the past made of glass, celluloid,
pearl, bakelite, metal, or wood; each is a tiny treasure.