Monday, February 9, 2009

Puff Garlands

I've been following all sorts of little whims and creating little bits of this and that.  I'm starting to feel like it's time to settle into a bigger project, but I'm not sure what that will be yet.  So in the meantime, I'm happily playing.

I wanted to try turning some of my little layered texture bits into a garland.  I cut circles of different textured white-on-white pieces, stitched them together and ran them through the washer and dryer.  They're a little squished in the scanner, but they turned out quite ruffly and nice.  If I do turn them into an actual garland later, I'll probably use a silk ribbon to connect them:


On this one I wanted to mix in some layers of paper.  I made 2 segments out of fabric, washed and dried them, then added the layers of paper before I stitched them all together.  The paper adds nice body to the fabric.



3 comments:

arlee said...

really lovely!

Threadspider said...

There are some wonderful textures in those little puffs, Robin.And the white on white really sets them off.

ger said...

They look like fun. The other day a saw a photo of a lamp kind of thing where paper circles on long strings were hung around a light bulb. I can imagine something like that with your garland...