Sunday, March 20, 2011
|Light weight for summer evening.|
While at the Clay Ball I met many wonderful people, and I met a very nice woman who asked me to make her a garment for a wedding. She gave me her card and I agreed to call her after the Ball. Since that time we have met and talked about the style of garment she would like and the colors. She has expanded her wishes to include an evening jacket of some kind also. This is wonderful because she has presented me with an opportunity to be creative and challenged at the same time. The fabric above is the first one that I made, the one right below is the second. They are, of course, very different, one heavy more for autumn, winter, the other for a summer evening. I have beautiful silks to add to both of them. The third one is much lighter again, for evenings during the summer.
I also made 2 fabrics using pieces that I had. We are meeting next week and she has invited a friend who likes different colors than she does. I thought that it would be fun to have a variety of different things to look at. I included a couple of pictures of layout and how I put the rovings around the silk and prefelt. The picture reminds me of a tide pool at the coast. Again I am having too much fun.
Hugs for all my "blogger buddies."
|Heavy nuno for autumn or winter.|
|Lighter weight for summer evening.|
|Using up pieces.|
|Adding the roving|
Monday, March 14, 2011
I have had a lot of fun making scarves and shawls using my lace. I decided that using it was the best thing, that letting it sit in a drawer was not what it was meant for. I am careful to let the great designs and the delicacy of it show through.
This white one would be great for a winter wedding, or for a cool evening. It is so soft and the lace is so beautiful.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
My granddaughter came over to model my garments for my Etsy Shop. She makes everything look great. I asked her to show off the shawl that I made using the vintage black lace that had been an old skirt. I used the whole skirt as I couldn't stand to cut any of the lace. It felted beautifully since it was cotton, and I think that I left plenty of it untouched so that the beauty of the lace catches the eye. Now, where to wear it?