Tuesday, November 22, 2011

skeleton leaf


We're fast approaching that bare-bones time of year. I look outside and see beautiful skeletons everywhere -- vines, shrubs and trees -- trellises and fences -- even the patio furniture without cushions. 

Instead of making real skeleton leaves, I thought I'd stitch some. Linen on eco-dyed silk.

6 comments:

deanna7trees said...

nice contrast. what is the background...leaf fabric...paper?

woman with wings said...

Deanna, that's a tablecloth made of embossed velvet leaves tacked onto the base. I bought it somewhere but not sure where it was! Good colors for this time of year.

Nancy said...

Peggy- Love that dyed silk and bright stitches. That background is very interesting!

woman with wings said...

Hi Nancy -- thanks! Hope to make more than one of these, we'll see.

handstories said...

what a beautiful piece of silk and stitching. did you dye the silk? if so, how?

woman with wings said...

Cindy, thanks -- that was a silk bundle of avocado skins, pink rose petals and blue larkspur, steamed and then weathered. I didn't have it labeled, but so easy to just look it up right here on my web log... how 'bout that? Guess I don't need to label anything anymore! ;-)