I love when things come together to make something new. I received the latest issue of Fiberarts magazine last week and was very inspired when I saw the work of Linda Hutchins who works with sheer fabric sculpture. Here is a link if you would like to see some of her beautiful work:
http://www.lindahutchins.com/Linda_Hutchins/Images_Seq.php/Sculpture/1/1 During that time I was practicing the slip and slide method of tatting that Jane Eborall posted on her blog:
http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/holdshuttle.pdf I was also sorting through my wirework pieces and jewelry tools and found this little wire basket I had made a couple of years ago. All three things came together in my mind. I stitched sheer organza pieces to the outside and inside of the basket, added the practice tatting pieces to either sides of the basket and put beads on the hanging threads. So it really was an accidental meeting of the wire basket, the tatting and the sheer fabric. The basket is 1¼" in diameter and 1½" high. The whole piece is about 12" from top to bottom. Hope you like it. Click on the picture for a close-up view.