I used to design and create cool projects for Stitch magazine. It was really fun. The magazine is gone now but I bet you can find copies on Ebay or Etsy. Spring/Fall leaves was one of my projects. It is such a versatile,easy peasy idea.
That’s my project in the upper left corner of the picture below.
And here it is again as seen in the magazine. I also did a lovely summer version, two completely different projects (for their Stitch summer E-book).
I used Alison Glass cotton batiks and for the center portion, a batik type muslin by Marcus Brothers.
Here I mixed silk shantung with glorious Alison Glass cotton batiks. Love this.
Here is the first “summer” version I sent them. These fabrics are all Marcia Derse fabrics. Our sweet rescue dog, Sparky. We miss him so…16 1/2 years we had him.
Second summer version shown here is the one they chose.
Close ups. I think by looking at the next few pictures, you will be able to figure out this project. I do tell you how in a past post (that I forgot to categorize, acck). Sometime in the Fall of 2015. I’ll tell you next week I promise, no time today to search. These leaves are like the Lays potato chip slogan. Except, I say, “You can’t make just one!” Addictive!
Another hint, batiked fabrics (like below) are more tightly woven so there is automatically less raveling (perfect for raw edged designs), and have no right or wrong side, although one side typically looks a teeny tiny bit lighter.
Well,we now come to the part where the title of this weeks blog comes into play: From the projects above to the projects below. I decided it was time to use my leftover leaves and this is what I came up with. LOVE these Kimonos now. I keyed off the linings of the two of them. See below.
The lining of this Kimono is a beautiful leaf printed silk(whoops forgot to take a picture). The leaves are purposely off-set, because they are hand cut, they will never match, and I really don’t want them too. I had to take pictures of this one in place but not sewn. Phew, I beat the rain!
Also, I’m part of a great group of “Art to Wear” fiber artists and we are having a “Pop Up” Sale at 485, 12 Bridges Drive,Lincoln, CA. It runs from 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m. Clothing/accessories/jewelry, so many beautiful items. Maybe we’ll see you there !! Hugs, Heidi