Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Crochet, weaving, boro and embroidery

All this was inspired by Jude's Contemporary Woven Boro class. It started out as a crocheted foundation with a ribbon type yarn. I did some weaving on one side with silk ends that I bought at the Houston Quilt Show. For the other side, I stitched together bits and pieces of the silk onto a foundation, basted it to the crocheted piece and then did some embroidery to bring it all together. The lining is a piece of fabric that I had decorated with the Shiva Paintstiks several years ago. It will be a small carry along bag for needles, pins and thread. It measures 6½" x 4½".

it started out this way


silk strips woven through crocheted foundation
bits and pieces of silk done in boro style

lining not yet stitched to foundation

7 comments:

woman with wings said...

What a cool bag -- inside and out!

Notjustnat said...

A great way of using crochet technique. I just love the bright purple with all the bits of silk scraps - Hugs Nat

karen said...

oh it's glorious!! the sheen especially is so beautiful.

Storycloth said...

Everything you make just makes me feel happy Deanna! This is really a lovely little purse. Gilly

Gracie said...

Hi Deanna! Jeez, thanks for stopping by my new blog already- you are the very definition of loyalty. And yes, I'm going back to 'plants' and 'wood' on the other blog, and will have the new one for cloth...

And, about your comment on necessity and mending- yes, and I hope to post more about that idea...because I wonder if necessity might be a reason now, too? A different kind of necessity?

Phyllis said...

So beautiful! I love all the colors you chose for this.

deanna7trees said...

thank you all for your kind comments. this little catch-all is now complete and holds some needles, pins and thread for sewing on the go.

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