Thursday, August 25, 2011

Inspiration from Mumbai

I have spent time sketching away in the evenings and have been waiting for a packet from India to arrive. Happily, it showed up on Wednesday, in time for me to play around with the choices and lay out thoughts for weekend work.

With Hurricane Irene approaching North Carolina, it looks as though I will have plenty of inside time!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Kimono Silk Accent

I think beauty and meaning are added when vintage fabrics are elements of new art for worship. Here is an example of vintage Japanese silk previously used in a kimono in the 30's added as an accent.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Green Liturgical Stole

A circle for eternity, God's constant presence.

A pale grassy dupioni silk, with an embroidered circle of vines, leaves and water on yellow silk. A contrasting tonal bronze dupioni piece is secured with a piece of wood wrapped in silk, embellished with French knots and seed beads.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fisher of Men Stole

Photo after photo the colors don't come out the way they appear in person, so I gave up trying to adjust the colors - that is being thrown off by the beading - and manipulated it to show the design and contrast.

I kind of love it!

Here is the original pic.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Stole for Advent

Here is some couture purple with orange/pink dupioni. Embellished with Egyptian cotton.

Vibrant and hopeful.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Detail from Fisher of Men Stole

Here is a bit of a preview.... Coral in French knots.

The rest involves more coral and a batik fish, but the color is muddy due to beading that I added, it's showing up a bit odd on film, but looks pretty in person. I have to work on that!