I haven't posted many here lately, but I am still regularly dyeing scarves. I tend to dye them in large batches, which can get kind of overwhelming, so I only take pictures when I'm getting ready to list them on etsy or something. But rest assured: I am dyeing a lot of them.
On November 9, I had a table at the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market at the historic Roebling Wire Works building. The building has floating walls hung, and I was able to have a table in front of one of those. The vertical display was pretty great: about half the scarves I sold had been hanging up. I brought about 100 scarves, and we encouraged people to look through the not-hung scarves to find something they liked. This was only the third time I'd had a table at a show, so I enjoyed learning how effective that sort of display is, and I'm looking at building my own.
And this guy, poorly displayed pinned up across my dining room curtains, was a gift for my MIL's birthday:
machine embroidery and gouache on canvas
A long-sleeved bolero seemed like a good idea for wearing to yoga this time of year. I cut a new stencil out of some thick-but-not-stiff acrylic felt I've had for years. Dyed some jersey. Cut pieces, stenciled with spray fabric paint, stitched and cut the reverse applique, sewed the seams, bound the edges. Pattern from Alabama Studio Sewing + Design.
I want to make one for Hugo now, but I can't think of what he should be framed with. Maybe jewels and treasure.
I'm very interested in making quilts with irregular edges. This is only the second one, so maybe after I've made say fifty more odd-frame portraits I'll be able to do it cleanly..