Friday, December 21, 2012

Sari Ribbon - Next Steps

Earlier in the week I shared the start of my project using recycled sari ribbon.  I created a piece of fabric by couching over the ribbons to attach them to a piece of silk organza.  Over the last couple of days I've cut that piece of fabric up to use it in reverse applique in a jacket.  Here's the beginning of that jacket.

The squares and triangles will float down the front, back and sleeves of the jacket.  I'll be doing more couching to tie things together, but I haven't made a final decision on that design yet.

When I started working on the fabric, I knew that I also wanted to do something with the ribbon in a wall piece as well.  My initial thought was to follow the same process for creating the fabric, but doing hand embroidery instead of machine couching.  As I began to gather the scraps from the jacket piecing, I realized I needed to do something creative with them as well.  They were too beautiful to discard, but too small to use on their own. I started laying them out on a background fabric to see if I could get a pleasing design.  Here are a couple of my "test" pieces.

I'm not sure where I'm going from here, but I know it will involve hand embroidery - and likely something more.  I know it will get tweaked along the way.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like it is going to be beautiful! Can't wait to see how it develops. Actually developing something as you go is so much fun IMHO.