Saturday I made this little neck purse for our ALCQ Guild gift for our next teacher, Robbie Joy Eklow (shhh, if you know her, don't tell her). She will be up here teaching next weekend. It's my own hand dyed silk chiffon, done shibori wrap on a pole with small stones. The silk retains it's shape nicely. I filled each little stone shape with bits of black batting & Angelina fibers to pick up glints of light. I also trapped Angelina under black chiffon, layered on black cotton for the body of the purse. I like it so much, I'm tempted to keep it & make another. (But I won't).
When I first learned this rock wrap technique from my friend Sandy Winfree, I wanted to do it to make a quilt with wild (purple-blue) Lupine with it. I still have the silk ready to use, just haven't found the right moment to make it yet.
Here is the last bloom in our summer garden, white Lupine standing tall against the white snow. Since the snow fall, it's grown colder (in the 20's this morning), & the snow is still on the ground, but the good news is that we've had 2 days of sunshine since the snow dropped. The snow & sun are a welcome reprieve after several months of wet rain.
I just realized this is post # 699, so the next post will be # 700. Leave a comment on one of the last 3 posts & when I post # 700, I'll draw a name for a winner of one of my pins & earring sets.