Sunday, April 3, 2011


Finished this one--that's a phrase I haven't used in a while.

I was in a fragile state myself this week with a cold and skin treatment that left me not wanting to show my face in public, so a fragile piece suited me. I put together some of my most delicate fabrics, no backing, just frayed bits held together with a thread.

Found a home for a few baubles:

Some bits were gifts and some from the bins:

I am really happy with my fringe at the bottom. I did a little funky crochet and added some torn and knotted organza behind it:


deanna7trees said...

your fragile, free-form piece is so lovely. i can see it hanging in front of a window with the light coming through.
hope you're feeling better.

jude said...

beautiful in its fragility

Barb said...

Wow I really love this work you did. Yes the name Fragile fits and what a keepsake. Someday I would love to be able to make something like this! Do you teach classes on this type of work. I can just see it dancing when a breeze comes in the window... just simply lovely.

Herm said...

Robin, love this fragile cloth - why isn't in the SEW blog? it is beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Yup! I'd say I'm pretty much awe struck.
Hold on. Let me make sure.
. . .
YES! Awe struck, over your beautiful
white piece is what I am.

Stephanie said...

I love this fragile beauty...each detail feels as if it has a story to tell of some long forgotten memory.


Jacky said...

This is beautiful Robin, so fragile, so delicate and I love the addition of your little baubles.

Rest up with a cup of tea and a bit of stitching.

Jacky xox

Paula McNamee said...

This piece expresses your feelings so well- it's beautiful with lace texture and loose weaves.

Robin Olsen said...

Thanks everyone! I really enjoyed working on this one. Some times they just feel right.
Barb, I haven't taught classes on this type of work, but it's not that hard to do. It's mainly just hand stitching together beautiful pieces, then adding a few more on top to round out the composition. Give it a try!
And Herm, I just haven't gotten around to joining SEW yet, but I will try to get it there.

stephanie brockway said...

I like the softer side. I feel fragile this week too. Hang in there

Hoola Tallulah said...

I love the delicacy of this piece, so fragile and beautiful :)