Sunday, April 21, 2013

all about white...

in organization mode here but only with things white...i've always loved white and have lots of bits and pieces of things that needed some organization and deconstructing. in the past couple of years i have been very influenced by Karen Ruane's stitching. she works almost exclusively in white. she posted a ruffle/flounce yesterday...you can see it here...that sent me rummaging through my stash. i found one that is from an old wedding dress gifted to me by a friend. it was not in great condition and needed some mending. i think i will be able to use it for what i have planned.

click on the images for close-ups.

white trim

white cloth and old garments that need deconstructing

mending a white ruffle...will add some tatting to the band
 i also did some crocheting in white over some lace made with cheesecloth and free motion embroidery.

the crochet was done on a white cording that was incorporated into the lace
and finally...even my bobbin lace is being done in white as i hope to include it in a white cloth and lace piece sometime in the future. bobbin lace is a very slow craft for me as i usually only work on it when i am in lace class on Tuesdays.

bobbin lace in white 30 weight cotton thread

our weather here in Austin, TX has been unusual for this time of year but very pleasant. we have even gotten some rain which is desperately needed. the flowers are blooming and there is green everywhere. there was a very interesting segment on CBS Sunday Morning today called 'Flower Power'. it's only 6 minutes long and i think you will find it interesting. even flowers have the sense of sight and touch. the video is here.  have a good week and stay safe.

12 comments:

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

beautiful work deanna. i too love the pocket with the ruffle...it was very different from the "usual" ones and the ruffle caught my eye. your work is looking so refined. the crochet on the "lace" really adds to the craftsmanship of your piece. as karen is fashion for say, "you couldn't buy" such beautiful work. bobbin lace is on my list of someday to try. still working with water/pipes/slit and dirt so seeing something white really gives me a restful vision to ponder. will watch the video later with my evening tea. thanks for always providing such inspiration. x

Mo Crow said...

beautiful post love the crocheted & bobbin lace!

Nat Palaskas said...

White goes with everything. Lovely bobbin lace happening there. Enjoy the cooler weather and rain while it last. It's raining here this morning.
Hugs
Nat

Sweetpea said...

Simply GORGEOUS work, deanna ... you are most definitely good friends with *white* ;>]

Ms. said...

plenty of white stash and the bobbin lace is lovely.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Deanna. Your laces are so elegant. I particularly like the cheesecloth one. And I noticed that your whites are very pristine while mine are off white. Karen said she washes her hands a lot to keep it all clean. It gives me eczema just thinking about it!
best, nadia

karen said...

Oh Deanna you have such a wonderful white stash and I adore the ruffle....White is very addictive isn't it.

Rachel said...

Lovely to see someone working bobbin lace again. I learnt it at school but have never managed to get back to it.

Not so far...

Lynn Holland said...

You are one clever lady Deanna, I am so impressed with all your work

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

Karen is such an inspiration isn't she? I am planning something similar to her wrapping cloths but in ivory/beige rather than Karen's usual white.
The piece out of the damaged wedding dress is beautiful. You are so clever doing your own bobbin lace. Now that is a skill :-)

neki desu said...

Deanna,
i so love your free motion scrim work!

Anita said...

It's lovely to see your bobbin lace Deanna.I 'm big fan of ruffles...I'll have to watch the videos later,thanks for sharing...

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