I was inspired by a new book I purchased a month or so ago, and now just getting around to making a project from it. The uathor is Malka Dubrawsky who’s style and color choices I very much admire! Love the bright colors! (go figure!) I also follow her blog. It’s called “Stitch in Dye.”
I decided to make the same scarf, only using my very own freshly made hand-dyed’s.
Fun! It’s a FAST project (who doesn’t love that). I came home Friday evening after a long week of reading thousands of jury questionnaires! (That may be another post! Jury Service anyone?!) Anyway, I was very happy and excited to cut into my new fabrics, having cured for twenty-four hours, and previously steam-pressed to set the dye.
I put my Sizzix machine to work for me, to cut the fabric rectangles. Perfect for this project. Even though the width of these rectangles is slightly bigger, I think by maybe a 1/2″ total… it was a sweet deal, I’m tellin’ ya, to cut them out. The die cuts two rectangles, and I layered four to six fabrics on top of it, so I had these babies cut in a matter of about 90 seconds! Yay!
I’m really liking the fabric – very spring-like! I used a blue hand-dyed velvet (silk rayon) for the back, but forgot to shoot a pic of it. It’s not so fun to work with, and since this is my proto-type, I didn’t mind that it wasn’t matched up perfectly. The next one will be! I finished off the scarf edges with an elongated ‘triple straight stitch’ – every Bernina has one. Check it out on yours.
And here is the finished scarf. It would look good on a model, but since I’m not one, and it’s hard to take a picture of yourself (like I would WANT to!)… this will have to do!
And the fabulous button! Gotta have a great button! Tied with some extra Razzle Dazzle thread just for fun. First, did sew it on with my Bernina 318 “Button-Sew-On” foot. Post coming on that someday soon!
Thanks for taking a look at my ‘experiment.’ It will get more polished as I work out more details. Got lots of ideas for some more… embellishment on this little gem.
Blessings and God’s Peace to you on this Sunday!