Sunday, February 11, 2007

Embellished silk and whatnots evolving

My little Sunday experiment has moved into Monday night with hand-dyed silk habotai base over water-soluble Sulky stabilizer. Mmm I love how the silk rousches under the needles. I didn't like the red wool stripes yesterday but I'm feelin them tonight. I may cover them tomorrow. Funny how that happens. I'm infatuated with this needle embellisher but it sure helps to perpetuate my hermit-like tendencies.

I've started covering the silk in fiberish delicacies. I'll stitch a few wavies and loop-tee-loops to keep it together then soak to dissolve solvy and the little puncture holes. Then, I'll make something really damned fabulous...a little bag perhaps? Or wait! It's evolving into a web-eaten wacky apartment building from a dream.

I'm so having Manhattan fiberflashbacks. It could take a while but now I must need to needle-embellish the whole rest of the Big Apple. I embellished little ribbon curtains and webbies galore once the velvet windows materialized. Do you see an apartment building in there or is it just me? Not like a real one, more like a Dr. Seuss dream NYC apartment that's been eaten by colorful webs and a swarm of purple cotton candy? I could happen in NYC.

Sure, but now look at the mound of rubbish piled on my Quilter's Dream table. "Lucy! Juewgatta Lotta Cleanin to DO!"


SeamRippstress said...

This happens to be my favorite weird thing I've done so i thought i'd leave myself a comment. WOW Elaine that's really weird, but in a good way. I can't wait to see what you do with it!

SeamRippstress said...

What the hell is that Elaine? Can't you make something USEFUL , like a cloth doll??! Come on!

Sara said...

do you want to be a member of our group?

i would be happy if you do!