Thursday, November 02, 2006

forgotten



there are times when i forget to document the things i make and that was the case with this item. i had made this scarf a few weeks ago and then set it aside because i was not quite sure about it. this evening i wore it and now have fallen in love. the truth is that there are things that need to be modified before i make another for others but for now this is my fall and winter scarf. my intention was to make a gift for a friend. i decided to use the remnants from the pillows. the problem was that the gray suede was not quite as pliable as one might like. so after working on the scarf late in the evening with much excitement for the end result i was met with great disappointment when the thing did not wrap that well. so it sat around for awhile and turned into a table runner on Miss. A's dresser. that is until today. for some reason while i was sorting through her clothing today, something that needs to happen more often these days, i looked again at the 'scarf' and realized i wanted to give it another try. i love it. with a bit of finagling i got it to wrap well. so now i am inspired to go back to the drawing board and try it again with more pliable fabrics.



its funny how a little time can change ones opinion of a piece of work. there is something to be learned from this.

12 comments:

Kate said...

I love it when that happens! The texture of the fabric looks lovely and I like the greeny colours.

martha said...

I of course love the colors -grey and yellow.
Beautiful.

kirsten said...

very cool.

i think sometimes when you hit a problem with something you made that it just needs time. most of the time it's not so bad after all - or in this case - it's way cool!

carmen said...

I love the way you ended the stitching abruptly and left the threads dangling. You are a clever and talented gal!

beki said...

Such an interesting color combination. I love when a change of perspective yields a pleasing outcome.

stephanie said...

Great scarf! You might be interested in working with microsuede (I think that's what it is called - it's the fake kind) for future versions. I have made plain scarves out of this material and the material is very easy to work with, wraps well, and can be found in fun colors/designs.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I just got some velvet - that's pliable, and it feels really good (for only $15/yd.). :)

Anonymous said...

love love the colour combination. gorgeous. ahhh time....

Anonymous said...

I have worked halfway through a project and then gotten completely frustrated with it and put it away. Then a few weeks (who am I kidding, months) later I will pick it up again and all of my frustrations are gone. I love it when that happens.

The scarf is a beauty.

rhiannon said...

I too long the 'unfinished' look with the threads still attached. I've often thought about leaving some of my appliques with their joining threads still whole, but I'm always too chicken!
Maybe if I ever find time to make something for myself I'll brave it out!

Wendy said...

That looks really good on you. Maybe you just needed to look at it with fresh eyes.

jessica said...

i like the scarf. it looks comfy. nice colors. cuddly for the neck.