It’s been a grey monotone winter, and I’ve been working on a large project with a theme of rain. More greys and damp and sombreness. Every now and again, there’s a tiny break in the grey blanket of sky, shadows, even a bit of blue. It doesn’t matter if it’s morning or night, it’s all a progression of grey.
Into the grey came a workshop called Indian Splendor led by Donna Funnel, hosted by the London branch of the Canadian Embroiders Guild. Step by step we were led to a guarantee of colour harmony and wonder. It really is important to trust the instructor, especially when they say, choose your colours, any colours will work.
Sari ribbon is a new material for me, and of course, the ribbons came in brilliant colours and textures. Donna also had some sari silk yarn that matched the silks but brought another layer of texture when all was done. We created a base with the ribbons, then cut and embellished. Of course, I bling-ed my project up with shiny yarns, sequins and beads–and some variegated silk thread.
So, here’s the finished project.
Donna has used the squares in an entirely different way to create a stunningly detailed wall hanging. Simple structure, amazing results.
What a riot of colour for a dull winter’s day.
Magnificent colours Laura! It certainly blows a hole in the grey of winter. Love the way it is symmetrical and asymmetrical at the same time, inviting the eye to wander with enthusiasm in all directions. Another grey day today so will leave this up on my screen so I can glance at it for a hit of joie de vivre throughout. Keep stitching! Charlotte
Glad you like it. The photo captures the texture too! We’ll have to get the silk out and create soon.
Absolutely. Have another sweater on the go for Panda called ‘Sunrise’…teal green and deep blue and ORANGE! The deadline looms.
Can’t wait to see it!