Sunday, 7 July 2013

Latch Hook Wall Hanging...the shag



Five weeks ago, I had this crazy idea that I wanted to do a latch hook to repurpose all the tassel twine I had dyed up, that didn't make the grade!

Well.....countless hours and 4032 latch's later, a little trim here and there and she's done!
SHAGADELIC!


 Overall she's 85 cm X 50 cm in size and a tad heavy! :)


 I would love to make more of these to sell?
But how do you price such a thing?

This process has given me, such a greater understanding of what and how the 70's fibre artists, created their works!

I was born in 75....but I think if I had been born earlier I would of fitted right in!





 Oh...do you like the metre long black tassel?

It's a custom order! ....when asked if I could do it, I jumped at the chance.....very sexy bit of twine that one.

There's more to come on that front so I will keep you posted!








Do you like it ?
Should I pursue this shaggy adventure?

You want to run your fingers through it don't you?.....come round I will put the kettle on!



Pippa x

32 comments:

  1. That's a lot of work, so I'd put a big price on it. I like it a lot. It takes me back to my 20s.

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    1. Thanks Dana, I will.......then enjoy it in my home for a long time!
      So pleased it has taken you back to another stage of your life, joyful times I hope? x

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  2. You know what I think of it! I love it!! If I were living in my dream brick 70s home, I'd commission one from you. One day ... And that long black tassel is quite sexy.

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    1. Thanks so much MMMC, here's to finding that special home for you and the family!
      I will make you something real special!

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  3. OMG! I WANT IT! This is just superb Pippa.
    Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love Love it :)
    Kx

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    1. That is the loveliest comment ever Kylie! I'm so pleased you love it! :)
      xx

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  4. Pusrsue. PLEASE!
    And tell that other Kylie I've got first dibbs! Ha-ha!
    (no seriously, I'm not joking!) x

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    1. Oh dear a Kylie stand off!
      xx

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  5. Truly a thing of beauty! Maybe to make it more commercially viable (sorry for using the c word!) you could make thinner versions, about a third of the width would still be just as gorgeous. I tested this theory by holding a piece of paper up to my computer screen! S:)

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    1. Thanks so much for the idea Sally, I think your right!
      I can keep the appearance of bulk if I keep them long and shaggy at the bottom too?
      Your ace! x

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  6. oh my word...its looks so great! and mmm that is one sexy tassle right there. somehow I think you will find both of these hard to part with pippa xxx

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    1. Think you might be right Al! x

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  7. what kylie said!
    no idea about how to price it, all i know is if i was back in my working/disposable income days i would have paid PLENTY x

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  8. Reminds me of Sonny and Cher for some reason. Maybe one or both of them wore those shagadelic vests at some time....there's an idea for you....A shag clothing range!

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    1. Will you model the men's line? Lol ;)

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  9. Love your work, and that black tassle is incredible x

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    1. Thanks Pip! ...same your illustrations are lovely!
      Also I love meeting other Philippa's it's like a secret club, only we know the password! :)

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  10. OH YES YES YES!!! PURSUE!!! THAT IS DIVINE...THE TASSEL AND THE SHAG....A LOVE STORY! XXXXXX

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    1. I wil, thanks Jane, your one ACE lady! x

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  11. I think you should price it for the amount of work that went into it and the excessive materials. It is extremely unusual and a work of art. You can always lower the price later... but I think the right person will pay. It is honestly very cool. That is something I would like in my house. This piece kind of takes it up a level. This could turn into something but what a lot of work for sure!

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    1. Thanks so much Rebecca, I hadn't realised what I had signed up for when I started! Next time I will do the math before not after! x

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  12. So beautiful ... and I love the black tassel ... Bee xx

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    1. Thanks Bee, so pleased you like them! xx

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  13. Wow Pip, love it. It does make you want to run your fingers through it or just sit on it! That black tassel is absolutely amazing. I love it! I would love to know the cost of something like that. I need something for my entry. Gorgeous work as always Pippa, you're so clever. x

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    1. Cheers Stacey, I'll have a think and get back to you! Pleased you like the 'shag' xx

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  14. Hey Missy, LOVE the new header!!!

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    1. Thanks Kylie, I needed a challenge and it was fun to create some really fluffy tassels! xx

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  15. Awesome piece of art! I love it. I understand you are hesitant about making more of these, but if the right customer comes, they will find a home. Don't underprice yourself though. Best of luck!
    BTW, the new header is gorgeous!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, I think I will shift the tassels in though, so they aren't cropped? ...and thanks for the advice, very welcome! x

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  16. Oh my god, this is so beautiful! Did you figure out the price? I absolutely love it :)
    What material do you use as the "background"? A typical latch hook canvas? (Not sure what it's called). I just wonder because of the wood panel at the top, which is a great idea :)

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    1. Thankyou!
      Yes I used a latchhook panel, I staple the panel to the wood for a clean look :)
      It's in my shop now :)

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