A few weekends ago I went home to visit my lovely parents, (always a pleasure never a chore! ;0) And I snapped some pics in their garden and the field next them of what I’m terming ‘Autumnal fair’, floral and fauna and ‘bits’ in between that pertain to the change in the season, the feel in the air and inspiration for a new idea…………………
delicate little flower surviving in the sliver of space between the paving stones, love the rich hue to this
the deep notes of the heavy bunches of elderberries
the rich hues of the scrambling blackberries
the delicate shrooms hiding in the undergrowth……..shhhhhhhhhhh perhaps the pixies and fairies are out………………
life on a tiny scale
the washed out lavender and lilac hues of the seashells nestled at the base of plants in pots in the garden
Looking back at these photos I felt there was a common (ish!) colour theme occurring, one of lilacs/lavenders/purples with a touch of earthy brown………………. hmmmmmmmmmm said I, a good combination of colours to try out on my ‘new’ accessory sample…
And so I set too, with fabric, needle, thread, printed ‘doodles’ and a will to make a new accessory to add to my collection of textile creations…..
The starting stages, with fabric, print and plenty of snippets to stitch on
a close up of some stitched snippets using machine and hand stitch
a combination of pattern, colour and texture
all washed and out the other side, still in one piece – very happy about that!
And ta dah! the finished article, a fabric scarf made from recycled remnants and vintage pieces of fabric; with printed areas of my ‘doodle berries’; and textural sections containing snippets of glorious fabric with machine and hand stitching adding more detailing to the piece. Perhaps this could be a start to a new range of fabric scarves to come, hmmmmmmmm………;0
After all it is the season to start wearing them even more, and I for one LOVE wearing scarves!! ;0