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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?
Showing posts with label fiber scarf. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fiber scarf. Show all posts

Friday, December 9, 2011

A Frosty Christmas Scarf

This beautiful scarf just glows with Christmas spirit!   And what fun it will be to wear for the holiday's festivities coming up. 

 If you haven't seen some of my tutorials or samples of the scarf, you can see more here... here... and here!
 I added irridiscent ribbon, sheer organza ribbon, satin cording,  white, gold-edged and glitzy rayon ribbons, and funny shiny ones...
 What I really love about it is the sweet hand-made tatting that makes this piece stand out as an original, and definitely one of a kind.
 It's light as air, and easy to wear!  No beads on the ends of this one... just a bit of fibery goodness for fringe.
 And then I stitched this scarf using a pink polyester thread to secure all the ribbons, from edge to edge, and then switched to a silver metallic thread in between... for that 'extra somethin-somethin' sparkle that I like to put in all my sewing and quilting play.  Just because... I can!
 It does take a good hour or more to be patient... to wash out all that stabilizer, and gluey substance.  But it's worth it!  It's... bedazzlin' I think!
 And once in a while, while free-motioning, I took my needle to a bit of dance on the ice skating pond... swirling around and around, with the pink thread.  And as a skater comes to a stop with a flourish of icy spray, I added a bit of silver metallic thread-spray  for my own  sparkly finish.
It's for sale in my Etsy shop
I am offering a 10% discount, free shipping, and an extra (bonus) gift for a blog reader, only... 
just in case it strikes your fancy! 


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Carribean DREAMS Fiber Scarf FINISHED!

To see the beginning of the "Caribbean Dreams" scarf, click here

After washing out of the Aqua Bond and Aqua Film topping products; the scarf has air dried, and then lightly misted with water and pressed slightly using a pressing cloth.
Before closing the gaps in the scarf
So... it has a few big gaps where I didn't quite get the threads joined to the other triangle.  Is this a problem?  Absolutely not!  Personally, I LIKE it.  ALOT! And I wouldn't hesitate to wear it just like this!  BUT... for those people who are a little more 'perfectionist' oriented... or concerned about the gaps... (you know who you are!) ...posted below is the technique I used to close those gaps -- just for you!  So tell me what you think of the "before shot" (above) or the 'after shot" (below)!  I'd love to hear your thoughts.
I used my favorite Glitter thread in silver, as I had also put a bit of it in the scarf sandwich to begin with.  And then... by the way... do ya'll know out there that a Bernina machine can 'sew on air?'  Oh so true!
Like a dream, sister!
Stitching free motion to join the triangular areas, and close in the gaps
Foot:  free motion #29. Thread is placed in a vertical position so it releases from the side of the spool.  VIP tip. Tension is lowered to 1.0.  Needle down is engaged. Zig zag stitch, free motion is set up.  Tension: lower to 1.0 and for convenience's sake... use your needle down feature.

LOVE using a zig zag stitch free motion!  And my bobbin thread?  Bottom Line from  Superior Threads, of course!

A few other views posted below to hopefully inspire you to your own distinct creations that are just ready to burst forth and bloom within your creative minds!

 Some of you KNOW what I say in class:  It's the pursuit of EXCELLENCE... not perfection!
 It's so simple... I only used two different cotton threads; one in pinky mango, and the other in turquoise blues, draped on lime green, turquoise YLI candlelight threads... those thick ones.   Added a bit of white shiny yarn, twisted off some silver Glitter thread, and trimmed the outer edges with a beautiful hand-dyed rayon ribbon! Perfection!  I mean, EXCELLENT! 
 Elegant or casual.  Gorgeous, light and airy and it GLOWS with sparkly goodness and beautiful STYLE!  Perfect for a wedding or any other occasion you may be attending!
  And so here is the way the 'joining' as I call it, looks on the finished scarf.
"gaps" are now joined
I laid out the full scarf on the table so you can see the complete pattern, color and style.  What a FUN, and oh-so-unique and original scarf you can make!  This one is FOR SALE. Click here to go to my Etsy shop.
To make YOUR OWN, sign up for the 
CLASS:  Saturday, May 7th, 
10-1pm at the Bernina Silver Thimble! 
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