Monday, July 18, 2011

Lily Pads

I can't believe how beautiful the weather has been. I went canoeing amongst the lily pads on a little lake and it was all warm sun, no bugs, and perfectly quiet. A perfect way to spend a sunny Sunday morning.

Back in the studio that afternoon my little lake adventure became the inspiration for a wall hanging to go in a child's room — one of three nature-themed wall hangings that will be a part of the 2012-2013 Kata Golda catalog. Each will contain 3 stuffed animals that "live" in their respective wall hanging's environment.
Real lily pads inspired whimsical ones made from felt.

The pond scene was created with wool felt and has little pockets to hold the little stuffed animals that just might live in these wetlands, such as this green frog.

A small frog will tuck into a pocket — disguised as a lily pad — on the pond-themed wall hanging.
As I create the scene I pin elements into place, waiting until the whole scene is composed to start my stitching. I'll use a combination of hand and machine stitching to tie it all together, securing grommets to the upper corners of the piece so that it can be hung on a child's wall — the perfect combination of artful decoration and an imaginative toy.

~ Kata Golda

Look in the new Summer 2011 issue of Petite Purls for Kata Golda's tutorial on how to sew an egg-shaped chick from felt.

SHOP: & Etsy


  1. felicitaciones , me gustan sus trabajos, excelente !!(congratulations, I like their works, excellent!)