I decided to make cushions and tea towels in a patchwork style, made from recycled materials and fabrics, the only thing I bought was the new tea towels from a charity shop.
Here are some photo's of the final cushions and tea towels and my sketchbook:
Pages from my sketchbook
Charity shop tea towels with patchwork and free hand machine embroidery, with the war time saying, "Make do and Mend"
Square patchwork cushion, made from recycled and found materials and old buttons
Square patchwork cushion, made from old curtains, and a pillowcase
Square patchwork cushion, made from an old pillowcase and old curtains
My mood board of ideas and inspiration
Overall I really enjoyed this brief, I liked the idea of using recycled materials and fabrics, I think that if I had more time I would have done some more free hand machine embroidery as I think that this is a great technique and something that I will use later on in my work.