Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Silk Scarf


I had a layer of water soluble embroidery stabilizer that was starting to dry out so I thought I would use it to make some scarves. This one is orange/fuschia shot silk cut into rectangles and laid out in a brick pattern with some big spaces. I stitched it vertically and horizontally using a mixture of sewing thread colours. It seemed a bit plain so I couched some yarns down on top.
The spaces I mentioned are important. The one I did previously did not have them and looks stiff and heavy. Notice that I have no photos of that one. I lightly sprayed some 505 Fabric Adhesive on the length of water-sol and placed the silk on it, then layered another piece of the water-sol on top. I didn't want to use too much spray in case it marked the silk. For the first few lengths of stitching I had to be very careful because the top layer was loose, but it was OK after that. I might spray glue the water-sol on both sides if I try it again, but it wasn't easy to wash out and I need to give the scarf another soak/wash to get the rest out.
The fabric really seems to shrivel up with the stitching. The scarf is much shorter than I had anticipated.

5 comments:

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

WOW! What an interesting scarf. It's beautiful.

gwensews said...

That's the type of accessory one finds at an upscale boutique. Very nice.

Mardel said...

That is beautiful. I love that you see something that needs using and turn frugality into art.

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Anonymous said...

Mary Pat,

The scarf is glorious. I'm going to reread your directions so I can make one.

Karendee