It is startling to see your blog on a blog roll with 1 month under it. Has it been that long?
I have been sewing. I converted 26 yards of printed drapery fabric and 24 yards of block out lining into ceiling to floor length, pinch pleated draperies for 2 90“ wide windows. Sewing curtains is not terribly hard. There are lots of great tutorials on line if you are interested. I find the initial measuring and cutting of panels the toughest part because of the pattern repeats and the need for careful pattern matching. The sewing of the hems, header and linings is mind numbing But it has to be done to have custom drapes at a reasonable cost. I would rather spend my decorating dollars on fine furniture or unique artwork.
|Shipped on a tube - Free Postage|
I took a Nuno felting class at a local art center and made a scarf and collar from wool roving and silk lace scraps. It was interesting class, and quite a upper body workout. I took the class with the idea of someday making vests and jackets with this technique. I am not a scarf wearer. The instructor styled our scarves and took pictures of them. She has some wicked Photoshop skills. There was all kinds of looms and yarn in the background of the original picture.
|Anthropology dress with embroidered overlay|
I am especially amused by the shirt and skirt. I wonder what the inspiration was? I collect letterpress printer's blocks and stamps. I have one that was once used by a dry cleaning business. Looks very similar to the shirt and skirt.