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Thursday, 24 September 2009

Autumnal fair............

Ahhhhh the change of seasons............... I know opinions differ but I for one enjoy the change of the seasons, I love the different feels to them, the different elements that they bring, the changing light in the sky, and especially the textures and colours!

A few weekends ago I went home to visit my lovely parents, (always a pleasure never a chore! ;0) And I snapped some pics in their garden and the field next them of what I'm terming 'Autumnal fair', floral and fauna and 'bits' in between that pertain to the change in the season, the feel in the air and inspiration for a new idea.....................

delicate little flower surviving in the sliver of space between the paving stones, love the rich hue to this



the deep notes of the heavy bunches of elderberries



the rich hues of the scrambling blackberries



the delicate shrooms hiding in the undergrowth........shhhhhhhhhhh perhaps the pixies and fairies are out..................



life on a tiny scale



the washed out lavender and lilac hues of the seashells nestled at the base of plants in pots in the garden



Looking back at these photos I felt there was a common (ish!) colour theme occurring, one of lilacs/lavenders/purples with a touch of earthy brown................... hmmmmmmmmmm said I, a good combination of colours to try out on my 'new' accessory sample...

And so I set too, with fabric, needle, thread, printed 'doodles' and a will to make a new accessory to add to my collection of textile creations.....

The starting stages, with fabric, print and plenty of snippets to stitch on



a close up of some stitched snippets using machine and hand stitch



a combination of pattern, colour and texture



all washed and out the other side, still in one piece - very happy about that!



And ta dah! the finished article, a fabric scarf made from recycled remnants and vintage pieces of fabric; with printed areas of my 'doodle berries'; and textural sections containing snippets of glorious fabric with machine and hand stitching adding more detailing to the piece. Perhaps this could be a start to a new range of fabric scarves to come, hmmmmmmmm.........;0



After all it is the season to start wearing them even more, and I for one LOVE wearing scarves!! ;0

13 comments:

Raggy said...

What a superb scarf and the colour combinations are divine, they just typify the Autumnal hues. I love lilacs and remind me of the lilac mists hanging over the Cumbrian hills which I see when I walk down my street to the bay. I too love the changing seasons. I lived in Brazil for a year where there was no changing seasons, lovely warm weather but so boring and I longed to be back in England.
Sandie at Rag Rescue

Mollimoo said...

This scarf is so pretty! You have captured the change of season perfectly! x

Menopausal musing said...

Beautiful photos, just beautiful. The work that followed is stunning.

juanitatortilla said...

That scarf just made me smile!
Oh, the details! That is really sweet... Great job! Now, should I go ahead and make a 'scrappy' scarf... But I have one too many scarves as it is! :D
-Juanita

Pomona said...

Those are really lovely colour combinations - I am sure you should make more to sell, it is a really beautiful and individual scarf.

Pomona x

Mrs B said...

I love it!!! Please please put them in your shop! I would buy one for sure!!!! xxxx

Hens Teeth said...

Me too and that scarf special!

Dinky Daisy said...

lovely scarf, the textures and colour combinations are fab Debs x

JP said...

whose a very clever girl then!!!!!!!!!!!

Kayla coo said...

Hi Kirsty
I love your fabric scarf with the combination of embroidery.
Your colour inspiration photo's are great.x

Simply H said...

Ohhhh lovely! The scarf is just gorgeous Kirsty, I do so love your work - it was great to get a glimpse of the 'creating' process too!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Lovely lovely nature photos and I love the development of your scarf idea and the colour scheme. Sure to be a winner! Don't forget to make one for yourself! x

Pipany said...

Hello. Thank you so much for popping into my blog and leaving a comment. I love to meet new people. off for a look through yours, though if that gorgeous scarf is anything to go by I coyld be here a while! x