As mentioned in my last post, I have recently completed a couple of projects, one being a celebration stole commemorating my congregations' 100th anniversary. Last evening I presented the stole to our Pastor and the church council. I'd like to show you a few detail shots of the piece as it was being created.
|You may remember when I dyed silk dupioni and raw silk for this project during the summer.|
The dupioni is ombre style, running from bright yellow-green through deep indigo.
Tracing a pattern for the stole from an existing one, I drew a simple design on freezer paper and ironed that onto the silk which I had prepared for fusing with Misty Fuse.
|freezer paper being traced with tree design|
I included 'stars of gold on a field of blue' in honor of Alaska's state anthem.
|The golden hills at the lower edges of the stole were cut from remnant silk velvet I had dyed long ago and serendipitously kept in my scrap bag.|
|Once the design elements were fused I edged them with dense zigzag binding stitch.|
|The finished stole. I can't wait to see it being worn by Pastor Mike this weekend!|
|P L C: 1913-2013|