Saturday, May 14, 2016

like a rainbow

in which our plucky heroine embraces the whole spectrum...

I went to Fabric Depot early yesterday morning, trying to beat the heat and intending to buy some suitable silk fabric, with which to make narrow block-printed trim strips... but the dupioni had huge slubs, and the other silks were just not very appealing colors/textures. Instead I chose an assortment of Kaffe Fasset shot cotton fabric. This fabric is very finely woven and smooth, and almost shimmers due to the different color warp/weft, it should be excellent to print on, and will give the effect of silk. Plus, the clerk was willing to tear the fabric instead of cut it, so it is nicely on-grain, and will tear neatly into narrow printable strips. Looking forward to working out various colorways for the different backgrounds.

Finished up stitching the scissors cases on Thursday evening, and took them with me on the bus ride yesterday,to add their hand wrapped wire suspension rings...

I now have a colorful array of hand stitched leather scissors cases, complete with a hand wire-wrapped suspension ring, and furnished with period style scissors. These will be for sale at whatever SCA events I go to this summer; my goal is to have an assortment of these smaller "trinkets" available, in addition to my custom regalia business

While not every post needs a sound track, this one just seemed perfect, since it was running through my mind all yesterday...

Rolling Stones - She's Like A Rainbow

May SMART goals
1 printed trim samples caged feral roses cardboard recycling
2 banner design block printed my
undergown hem
1300 lb shed debris
3 small coin pouch shed gone 11 concrete piers
4 charter #8 planted green onions yard waste bin
5 Aesa apron dress - -
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1 comment:

  1. Lovely fabrics and fantastic little leather scissor holders. Those are so beautiful as well as useful.