I'm very excited to share my new friend Sophie Truong's work with you today! I met Sophie in Decor8's Blogging Your Way class taught by Holly Becker. Meeting Sophie was one of the highlight's of the class for me. Sophie works and shows in the Boston area. When I first found her site, I discovered these stunning quilt panels.
|Sophie Truong, Tea Bag quilt panel 7.|
What I didn't realize is they are made of used tea bags. She hand sews them together using traditional quilting techniques to create subtle color overlays. Incredible, no? Using found materials and remnants make these even more special to me. Here are some details of the sewing.
|Sophie Truong, Tea bag quilt panel details.|
|Sophie Truong, Wall installation.|
It's also made with teabags which I never would have guessed from far away. I assumed these were made of wood. Stunning!
|Sophie Truong, Wall installation detail.|
As I mentioned, she wastes nothing. Here is what she did with all of the leftover teabag tags from the wall panels.
|Sophie Truong, Tea Bag grouping.|
|Sophie Truong, Soft Sculptures.|