Welcome! ....As a Painter and Textile Artist....... I also make "stuff". I love the creative process... My design style spans from the charm and unpretentions of the Rustic, Folkart Primitives, the comfortable and pleasant Cottage/Traditionals, to the surprises in Found Object and the mystery of Improvisational Abstract. I am inspired by God and His creation... I design and paint, and sew and knit and carve wood, and enjoy needle handwork... My creative curiosity leads me from one to the next... I enjoy my garden, have a dog and a cat, love the outdoors, and I enjoy my family and friends! I currently live in the beautiful state of Idaho...

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Beautiful Scarf Made of Decorative Yarns...


    The snow has come and still remains, although with a few warm days, it will be gone.... I've been busy making these scarves... I have been buying up skeins of yarns with all kinds of decorative properties for the last, oh, 10 years or so... Not quite knowing what they would find their way into, I bought them because they caught my eye, and I had the faith they would be used for something wonderful.  My thought is, when you find it, and it speaks to you, buy it, because you may go back to get it and it will be gone---I've had that happen before...
     So, a friend of mine gave me some royal blue organza type fabric and I cut a long strip of it, laid a water soluble stabilizer upon it, and stitched these individual strands of yarn the entire length, leaving a "hanging" tassel on each end. When I was satisfied with the amount of yarns that I had sewn down to the base layer, I soaked the entire piece in water to eliminate the stabilizer.  When dry, I sewed it right sides together the entire length, creating a tube with all the decorative yarns on the inside. I then turned it right side out, and there it was!
     This is a closeup of the decorative yarns that I used.  I know that I will be making more of these, and I will have to see what I can find for other colors of base fabrics...  The sky's the limit on possibilities!! 
     I hope you are enjoying your weekend!
Keep creating,

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