Saturday, May 28, 2011
With the knowledge that I'm leaving on a trip on Thursday, I decided this would have to be a Frantic Fast Friday Fabric Challenge. So I read some of the descriptions and came up with key words-symmetry, curves, lines. I make a quick sketch on half of an 11 x 8/12 piece of paper, traced it on the other half and went searching for fabric. I came up with black silk from an old pair of silk pants, and gold, silver, and bronze lame. Then I decided to use some copper metal that I had for the circle. I fused the gold and silver lame, satin stitch the edges and stitched a straight line next to each one. The areas in between were stitched in black metallic thread. I put holes in the circle using a nail and hammer and attached the pendant. That may not be quite art deco, but it was the best I could do today and I think it adds to the circle. Since this was just a play piece, I just cut it to size and did not bind it. I enjoyed using the lame that I've had owned for years (and found a whole drawer of it that I had forgotten about!). This is a simple response to the challenge but I'm pleased with it and for actually getting it done.