I Found An Art: Inuit Tapestry
One of my favourite shops is Mama Loves You Vintage on Queen West at Augusta. They are amazing at finding old clothes from so many eras. They also have a strong point of view when it comes to collecting clothing.
And one of my favourite things about Mama Loves You is their $5 Treasure Trunk. Many of my favourite threads have come from this bin. Yes, they are priced at $5 for a reason — most need some sort of TLC.
Like this Inuit tapestry that I found there yesterday. It was a little dirty and one of the hide appliqués has come loose.
I was able to remove the superficial stains with some mild soap and a soft bristled brush (didn’t want to mess with the nap of the felted wool backdrop. Rest itching the hunter was a little trickier because the hide was a little dry and therefore prone to tearing. Using the smallest needle I could find, I managed to tack the hunter back on.