Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Vintage Arch


My partner for the arch swap on Textile Challenges this time was Patsy.
Patsy loves vintage and tea dye colours.

I used rust dyed fabric for the background and a printed chiffon scarf as an overlay.
I printed the image of the lovely lady onto silk, as I wanted a dreamy look to the piece, and stitched it on the arch.
It still needed something so a good root around in my stash drawer was rewarded with some lovely creamy antique lace.
I used a string of pearly beads to add a little more texture and some cotton rick rack braid for the edges.

This was one of those pieces that just flowed as it went along and practically built itself.
I am pleased to report that Patsy was very happy with it ;0)

7 comments:

Gunnels blog said...

Beautiful, with the dusty pink-creme colours!

StegArt said...

You know, I'm not normally into the vintage look, but you sure create pieces that I really like. I also like your passion piece in the previous post.

Sue B said...

Alis this is gorgeous!

Kim said...

The lace is perfect! Beautiful.

MargaretR said...

Alis both the arch and the passion piece are lovely.

Micki said...

Of course she would love it, it is a very lovely piece.

Denise said...

this is lovely