"Faith sees best in the dark."
- Soren Kierkegaard
I love this happy design, and each one I do has its own personality. On this particular one, I created a denser effect with the pearls and crystals at the base. A custom order with a shortened length, it plays well with the sparse amount of crystals as it moves upward.
A bit of detail from the finished baptismal stole. A mix of watery blue dupioni smocked and bordered with french knots on a sandy cream background. Within the folds of silk are hidden beadwork and treasures. Appliquéd shell on the back of the neck is trimmed in varigated Egyptian cotton thread. All work is done by hand.
I had a great time designing this tea green stole with hand embroidered koi. I was going for something a bit different and am pleased with how the three tones of varigated thread play against one another on the silk.
The silk has a great glow under lights and is now available in my etsy shop for immediate purchase!
Here is my completed pulpit parament in memory of Lu. Dupioni silk with wool, silk and cotton floss. The work is approximately 22 x 32 inches.
This really WAS a joy to make in memory of a fabulous spitfire of a woman who made all those who met her feel they were heard and valued.
I am continuing to make strides in wrapping up the baptismal stole. Pleased with the effects on the pressed smocked silk, I have added beaded treasures within the folds of the silk for a water effect. French knots complete the border.
A detail from a stole placed for purchase in my shop. The last of a gorgeous olive dupioni silk with white silk dove and hand-dyed thread.
Inspired by the costumes found in 'Game of Thrones', I decided to create my next stole with a nod to the exquisite design and embellishment which the production excels in.
The particular pattern I want to create involves the illusion of a babbling brook, so I am going to end up with a repeating V-shaped design.
First, I have plotted on a large sheet of paper, a grid pattern of 3/4 inches square. I created a pattern of alternating triangles that are joined by a solid line. The penciled grid is perfectly measured, but because I want to have my finished product reflect the flow of a river (which is not perfect), I am marking my ink guidelines in an irregular fashion. For what I needed, I made three rows of these.
Casting on at the lower triangle you will work your way up. Secure at the point of casting on (1), pick up the points, 2 and 3 returning to 4 and pull together securing the tented tips with a couple of stitches. You will then do a straight stitch to point 5, securing it as your base for the next triangle, as you did with the first.
I made a small gift for wonderful friends to mark their formal engagement. This measures about 3"x3" and the sea and surf is made up of tiny glass beads. Finished with cotton thread for the initials and starfish.