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Friday, September 19, 2008

Stitching with Scraps

Yesterday I was playing around with some scraps of fabric - I hate throwing away leftovers after making a project. This was made from some torn duipionni silk. A little hand-stitching, some fluffing and a few freshwater pearl beads...and wouldn't you know it - a flower emerged.

But what to do with it? Well, I thought it looked pretty against a colored napkin as a table accessory.


And also as a pin on my black wool winter coat - which I am not wearing yet, but the day is soon coming. Or it would be pretty on a gift, tied to a bag, stitched to a pillow. Just thinking about the possibilities makes me want to make a few more of these.

And the scrap pile will diminish! Yay!


edited to add: Several have asked for instructions on how to make this flower. I hope to do a tutorial in the next couple of weeks.

4 comments:

  1. Oh those are so pretty! Could you please show how you stitched them together? Love those!

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  2. Followed your link from the Inspired Room, lovely fall posts here on your blog space. Thanks for sharing this wonderful creative peice. It is fabulous!

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  3. I teach napkin folding and this is a gorgeous adornment!

    KJ

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  4. I'm with Lori...I would love a quick description of you stitched them! So gorgeous!

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