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!"

3 comments:

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?
http://www.flickr.com/groups/embellishermachine/

i would be happy if you do!