Wednesday, March 28, 2012

lush velvet...

Unwrapped the three copper pipe bundles but the only one I love is the lush velvet. This started out as white silk velvet wrapped with rose leaves around a copper pipe.
Click on the images for a closer view.

white silk velvet with rose leaves around a copper pipe

And this thrift store dress from back here is finally a wearable blouse. I extended the sleeves and they are now a perfect length. I did wear it yesterday.

sleeves made longer and have lots of extra fabric to play with

And Mo sent me this wonderful card with my inital, D. It is a page from the book she did as a collaboration. Check out all the pages and the story available in her shop here.

a gift from Mo

12 comments:

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

the colors look great - i like that little touch of green. I think mo letters are wonderful and lucky you to have your own. and little spring in the air.

Yvonne said...

Such great colour variations in the velvet! And your shibori dress makeover is a grand success - you must feel so much pleasure wearing it in all it's blue beauty. I love the card from Mo, too - a real treasure.

Morna said...

Wow - your blouse looks fabulous - for only $5 + some work AND you have all the extra skirt material to play with. What a great find!

Your rust dyeing is also quite gorgeous. :-)

Rachel said...

I'm intrigued to see what you do with your copper-and-roseleaf velved next!

karen said...

the velvet is exquisite...

Jeannie said...

Yum! Eye candy of the best sort! Your velvet and blouse are gorgeous. Mo's artwork is fabulous and the words that go with the letters are so funny.

yvette said...

I said it on facebook already...what beauty!

MosaicMagpie said...

Great job on the dress redo into a top! Mo's letter D is so interesting, nice of her to send it to you.
The velvet takes my breath away it is so very pretty!
When you wrap the textiles to a copper pipe...do you clean the pipe where it was used before or just wrap again and hope for some added surprise factor?
Deb

Nancy said...

Ahhh...that velvet, magic! And such talent with the great thrift store find! I bet you look great in it :)
had a look at the rest of the cards...so creative, I bet you love having yours.

Drucilla Pettibone said...

oh yes that silk velvet is perfect! i had heard that roses didn't give great results, but i think this is just lovely, and with the green especially. i've said it before, but i'm always amazed at your dye results - you have a gift <3

Deb said...

mmm the velvet makes me want to hit all the goodwills hunting for some warm fuzzy to put in the dyepots...

blandina (aracne) said...

Dyeing white silk velvet is definetly on my wish list, yours looks amazing. Really, there is no limit to what can be made!

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