Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Work

This last silk scarf was posted to the shop yesterday.  It's crepe de chine, 13x68 inches, and after multiple dye jobs, I added leaf outlines with metallic paintstick.  This completes the series of previously UFO scarves.  I've sold one of the five already, so high tail it over to the shop before these beauties are all gone.  Incidentally, this scarf has leaves on both sides of the silk so that they're easily seen when the scarf is worn.


And just listed in the shop this afternoon, Eco Fragment 2.  This is a piece of linen that was shiboried with botanical dye, most likely eucalytptus.  All stitching, including the two rows of tiny French knots, is in metallic sewing thread.

And this last piece is something that just came together and was basted earlier today.  Although not eco dyed fabrics, it will be handstitched.  Behind everything you see is another piece of shiboried linen and that will be the backing.  There's no batting here, just multiple layers of fabric.

7 comments:

susan christensen said...

These are really lovely, Connie. I really like your hand-stitching on the eco-dyed cloth. The metallic leaf outlines are stunning on that scarf. Yummm! -sus

Sandra Rude said...

These three are really beautiful, Connie!

stitchinglife.com said...

You must have some patience, hand-stitching with metallic thread! I find it difficult to work with, either by hand or machine, though it does give a nice effect if you can get the hang of it. These pieces are lovely. Thanks for stopping by yesterday.

artymess said...

oooh yummy scarves and lovely work Connie....x

Els said...

Love the different layers on the green and brown piece. Just layers of cloth and no batting, sounds familiar to me. I've experienced it works quite well and it has a lovely supple feel to it.

Sandy said...

Wonderful work. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Judy Alexander said...

Love all of these and especially the last one!