Made on Monday 3 – Winter Solstice

The shortest post for the shortest day. A piece of black and silver silk brocade woven with bands of chenille (visible along the lower left side) was gathered and inset into the background using a “Square in a Square” quilt block arrangement. Furrowing tucks added texture to the inset, and a few strands of a novelty ‘eyelash’ yarn were couched around the edges. The variations of fiber and pattern in the silk piece added some interest to the texture created by the furrowing, and the metallic strands in the yarn explode the glittery effect out of the box.IMG_1188

Visit Kate Bridger ‘s web site for more information about Made on Monday, or the Textile Arts group on Facebook, to see what others are doing. References I’m using for my project include Ruth Singer’s Fabric Manipulation: 150 Creative Sewing Techniques, and The Art of Manipulating Fabric by Collette Wolff.

Happy Solstice!


3 thoughts on “Made on Monday 3 – Winter Solstice

    • Actually, though the result is similar, it isn’t quite the same, as mine involved only hand stitching…no heat or fusing…but now you’ve suggested another new trick for me to learn!


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