Wednesday, March 2, 2011

 I have been looking through some of the things I have made in the past few years.  It is really amazing to consider how much time I have spent and how many techniques I have tried.
 The blanket was one I made just for the practice:  the background is wool and the embroidery is silk ribbon and stranded cotton.  The design is my own.

The piece on the right is the detail of a cushion.  The pleated ribbon flowers are made from gathered mokuba ribbon.  the roses are worked in silk ribbon.

The two pieces of silk are some that my husband gave me recently.  They are "pocket handkerchiefs" which came with ties.  I am not sure how to use them but I am thinking of a book cover for him.  The brown piece was part of a gift from his long departed grandmother.  I would like to make something that he can use.


Juliettecherry said...

Hi Dianne

It would be a lovely idea to make a book cover, such a personal treasure if the fabric came from a beloved grandmother.

Frances Leate said...

The wool blanket is lovely and so beautifully embroidered. I will look forward to seeing what you make with the silk pieces. Happy stitching!

Karyn said...

The blanket is lovely. I love the way the flowers spill out from the central circle shape. Very clever. Not sure what you can do with your silk. I am sure you will come up with something very clever.

Anonymous said...

Dianne, I just love the wool blanket. So pretty! Laurel

Linda said...

The blanket is just beautiful Dian. I had never seen it before, and pleased you shared it here. I love the pleated ribbon flowers [I think I have some of that same ribbon]. I am sure you will decide on something useful to make from the pocket handkerchiefs. They are great little pieces of fabric.