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.
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.