Stiched textile bowls

I made another little bowl last week. This time I stitched some shiny seed beads to the top to add some sparkle. I also made in in a more organised way, instead of random stitching I created small organic circles in three colours, Again, it creates an amazing shadow!

These bowls are only small as I only have a small frame to stitch onto.., just little trinket bowls. I think I may need to invest in a bigger one so that I can do some Bigger bowls!


Silk scarf Quilting

I suddenly had a spare hour yesterday, when hubby and the boys were caught up doing something. So what do I do with spare hours…sew of course!. I didn’t have anything already started to go on with, and I knew that I would only have a short time, so didn’t really have enough time to start anything big, so I thought I’d try something that had been on the back of my mind for a while.

I have a small pile of silk scarves, some new(ish) and some vintage. Now I am not a scarf person, I think I just don’t really know what to do with them. I have also never really sewn with silk before, so I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone (horrible phrase!!). I decided to just quilt one of the scarves and see what happened.

I don’t really like this one much, but I do really like the colours so I thought I’d start with this one so it didn’t matter if I destroyed it! I basically just stitched around the various parts, coloured in some bits and left some plain. I even added a bit of shiny,shiny,gold, another newbie for me as I haven’t used metallic thread before.

This is how it came out.

I really like the texture that has been created, it really makes certain parts of it pop. I think it has also brought out the colours more. I have no idea what I am going to do with it now, I haven’t bound it or anything like that yet, just waiting for the right use to come to me. I was thinking maybe a bag. It was fun to do anyway and now I know what it’s like to stitch on silk.  Just a thought…maybe a cushion…mmmm.