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Monday, March 23, 2009

Embellishments

Embellish (em bel' ish) v. to add beauty to; decorate; adorn; ornament


Every year upon visiting a favorite fabric goods shop, I painstakingly (only because there are so many beautiful bolts of material) choose a pretty fabric to make Charlotte's Easter dress. A simple yoke dress smocked with lovely threads seems to appeal to my sense of spring and newness. I embellish the pleated yoke with stitches of cable, trellis, outline, bullion, and french knot.

Of course, I then transport my work here and yonder in one of the baskets I have woven, because inevitably a basket should serve a purpose and the sewing riding inside my basket adds just the perfect amount of extra embellishment.

music flow wrapper

She* gave it to me with a blessing. "Take it, knit it up", she insisted as she pressed the pattern into my hand. She assured me sh...