Thursday, September 4, 2008

velvet wip

I have some fabric that is so beautiful that I don't quite know what to do with it. This is dark burgundy (the pic is a little dark, sorry) silk velvet, about 1 1/2 yards. I've cut it length-wise and started to embroider and embellish the ends.
I like the thought of making fussy fabrics, ie., tulle, velvet, damask, into humbler things, bags, pillows etc.. even household items.
I'm beading, couching and appliqueing some torn fabric strips (batik) in a wave pattern along the edges.. I'm going to line it, but not quite sure with what.

5 comments:

M.Kate said...

beautiful..but actually when i saw the picture ...i thought it was dried chillies coz mine at home looks like this haha..happy weeeknd :D

Jackie said...

Silk velvet is my favourite fabric. Its so seductive, you can't go wrong!

Threadspider said...

I can feel that silk velvet from here. I think the couched and appliqu├ęd fabrics are making it even lovelier-is is destined to be a scarf? Silk satin would make a great liner....

Rachel said...

Beautiful! I've really enjoyed your crazy quilting posts!

Lisa said...

Oh man, I love your blog! It's like a little bit of everything I adore. I will be back again and again.