While sitting in my chair working on my daily stitching, my container of vintage drapery silk samples caught my eye and I just knew I had to try them with some indigo. Within an hour I had these hanging on my design wall.
Now I must confess that I do things like this all the time, look at them and not know what to do with them, fold them up and put them away. This time I posted this picture on instagram, made a comment about what am I going to do with them and Sue Reno responded with a whole list of things I could do with them. One of those was to use the fabric as background for appliqué, which is something I rarely do, but for some reason it stuck with me. The following morning I started pulling things out and after making a bit of a mess found some silk hexagons that had been prepped for stitching about six years ago, a few were just the right color and I had the start of something new.
The piece on the right is just pinned together. The piece on the left has the hexagons appliquéd down and the hand stitching has begun.
Two of the other pieces are very light weight silk and will become scarves, the rest have been folded up and put away for now. I do have more of the samples and will most likely be dipping more into the indigo pot.
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I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching"