Two weeks ago, a friend asked me, what could I do with clothes - those last special pieces - from his mom, to make a gift for his sister this Christmas?
We discussed an art piece, but then I said, what about a scarf?
Something warm and full of memories?
He was thrilled. A few days later he brought me a huge box of clothing.
Could I make one for him, too, and for his niece as well?
The clothes were lovely pastels, full of beads and detail.
As I pieced, trimmed, and rearranged, patterns emerge
Some features begged to be preserved. This lovely bit of handwork is now at one end of the scarf.
|Hand beaded and emboidered|
Other places felt plain, and I created new detail from scraps to continue the floral feel.
|New stem from scraps|
The first scarf is done, a second is one its way.
I love how work feels when it's for someone who cares.
|Ready to line|