Friday, 17 April 2015

Cutting and sewing, humming and hawing

Having finally dealt with all those facings what did I do?  Yes, added more squares, created more facings.

 This time, though, I just got on and sorted them straight away.

This now measures about 50" wide by 35" long, so I need to add a bit more to the length.  At the same time I'm working on making a decision about what goes behind the holes.  Lots of people have liked the turquoise stripe, which I too really like and which I happen to have a whole metre of (I was buying in the Oakshott factory sale and the lengths were already cut).  The extra length might be useful here.  I have looked at it top, and bottom, and played around with adding in more of the African tie dye too:
It's okay.  Right now it's not doing much more than that for me, although maybe the 3rd picture is going somewhere.  But I keep coming back to this:

Only half a metre of this one though.  

Time, I think, to go back to my boxes and have another dig around.  At least this time I don't have a ton of facings lurking in the background waiting to be turned.


  1. So colorful! This looks like it has been great fun to construct!

  2. I'm a huge fan of things with holes. If you've faced them all, have you considered not putting anything behind them? Just letting them be open spaces? Lovely work!!

  3. I think those holes need some 3D moss or something...bullion knot embroidery, french knots? all sorts of things just growing out of the wall...

  4. I can see why you like the African print so much.Turquoise is great but I like the gold. However, there's probably something even better lurking in your stash. Don't you love when it just pops out after languishing so long?
    Cathy's embroidery thoughts are interesting, too.

  5. Wow! That one looks great too! Wonderful to find some good stuff in the stash.:)

  6. I'm looking forward to seeing what other possibilities you dig up Kaja! I do love the turquoise stripe on the ends and the gold in the holes.


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