Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Extending Summer

I just love the flowers in summer and I keep vases and bowlfuls all around the house. This year, as the petals began to drop, I collected them into a bag to colour this shirt. You can see the spent poppies, peonies, roses and iris still on the fabric above.

I added a shibori silk panel I dyed earlier this year and handstitched it to the front. I love that the flowers from this summer will live on through the muted marks and colours they've left.


deanna7trees said...

oh i love this panel and great stitching on it. glad you're posting all that we missed.

Yvonne said...

Thanks, Deanna! Posting well after things are completed and all in a bunch leaves something wanting for quality - but is a record, at least.