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Friday, September 25, 2009

Red sky in the morning.....

As some of you might have read in your papers, we woke up on Wednesday to this in Sydney. Well, not exactly this view 'cos I live overlooking the bush, but just as orange a sight. I've never seen anything like it, very spooky indeed!

My camera was without battery of course so I couldn't get my own photos but it changed from this red to orange to yellow as the day went on. My son, never slow to spot an opportunity, chose to tell me that some schools were closed for the day but apart from endless red dust still everywhere, it wasn't too bad.
However, I decided to stay indoors for the day (what a great excuse) and get on with some sewing. After comments from Sian I've been playing around with my lacework trying to see how I can create a complete piece of "fabric" out of the shapes to use in my dress, or at least how big a piece is manageable. I got somewhat sidetracked of course and played intially with a scarf length piece of chiffon which evolved into this:


and then this clutch bag where the chiffon was directly sewn onto the black silk then remaining chiffon soldered out. I did some further outlines after to give more interest.



I did another scarf in purple using connecting swirls.

Now to get back to the patterns I should be working on..

2 comments:

Penscombe said...

These pieces are just lovely: I think the clutch is fantastic. Did you cut all the shapes out with a soldering iron? As for the red sky: wow. It was one of the main items on the news here and it looked bizarre: especially the pix they shoed us of people surfing in a red haze!

JaneO said...

Love these scarves, looking forward to seeing the dress next.