Monday, April 23

Patchwork


My next scarf is a hand pieced patchwork of tussar silk in earthy tones.Each patch has a paper foundation. Usually both sides of the scarf are patchwork but in this one I'm thinking of using a whole cloth on the other side. 
While cutting the silk for the pieced patchwork I have bits and pieces left which I keep and use for Crazy quilting but I decided to create a 'boro' of sorts with these odd shaped bits. I'm connecting them using running stitch.

The back and front of my boro experiment are visually different. The hand pieced patchwork is all about clean straight lines while the boro is more organic.
My weekend was a heady mix of a lovely birthday lunch, an evening watching the IPL matches with friends, a wedding reception and trying to keep cool during the massive power outage on Sunday. The week ahead looks quiet with a sprinkling of excitement.  How is your week shaping up?

5 comments:

yvette said...

great your organic patches

Masha Novoselova said...

first picture is very nice! I love colors and how they connect
hugs,
Masha

ArtPropelled said...

Contemporary Boro .... so many possibilities!Love the colour combination in your first image.

Sujata Shah said...

Beautiful stitching!

ArtPropelled said...

Thought of you when I saw Lisa Parrott's Pinterest board, Stitches. Have a look.
http://pinterest.com/clothbound/stitches/

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