Friday, October 5, 2012

Old Paisley and Rain

Today is cold, rainy, windy, and I just LOVE it!!  We've had some absolutely gorgeous fall days, but I always look so forward to the turn in weather.  I know our weather, most likely, will return to warmth and sun before deep fall and winter hit...... but I sure do love this sort of day.  It's the kind of day that sends me into my little fiber studio to create!

I picked up a pretty piece of old paisley that I've been trying to come up with an idea for.  I was thinking of working it into a hooked mat, or maybe another cuff.  But, today after pondering this little lovely for a bit, I decided not to cut it up.... leave it alone in all it's glory..... and make a hanging piece.


Since I consider myself primarily a rug hooker, I hooked some wool strips and yarn right onto the paisley.


I like the teal next to the old red.  I also stitched on some of my gold wool, and glued just the tiniest bit of teal along the edge.


I love the fray along the bottom, and I added some very old tarnished buttons.


The frayed linen makes a lovely neutral frame to attached the paisley to.

Most of my hooking takes at least days, maybe weeks, and sometimes months to complete.  This little piece took me part of this morning and into lunch to finish.  Satisfied my need to create... Fun and done!

Happy Friday!
xo
dulcy

9 comments:

Julia said...

Dulcy, this is interesting. It reminds me of piece that my artist daughter worked on a couple of years ago. It was called a postcard if I remember correctly.

It was a type of exchange between bloggers, and went like this. Someone started the piece and then it was sent to another blogger who added her little bit of creation and it was sent to another, and when the last blogger was done it was returned to the original blogger. The piece looked quite different than what it started as.

JB

ShabbySheep said...

Hi Dulcy, I'm lovin' the dreary day too! I'm still in my jammies at 4:40!!
So you've proven it once more....You are an INCREDIBLE ARTIST! I love this piece! Your best yet!
call me

Pixie said...

This looks really interesting Dulcy i like it a lot....i love pieces of fabric hung on the wall in this way...perfecto
Pixie xx

Mary Stanley said...

what a fun new piece. Love that you added some rug hooking.
thanks for the hedge apple info...love that color too.
We are still waiting for some Autumn weather...was 100 F this week!

Marie said...

I love simple projects that take little bits of time because it seems these days that is all I can do.
Little bits of satisfaction : )
The paisley is just lovely and red and turquoise colors together are gorgeous!
<3

Claire said...

Dulcy, I love the day you've described.....my sort of weather.
Your creation is wonderful....I love all the colours, elements you added and the frayed worn look.
Also loving the shadow created by the linen.
So nice to create a piece in one sitting and get immense satisfaction from it.

Claire :}

The Paisley Studio/Sarah McNamara said...

Hi, Dulcy! Thanks for stopping by my blog. How great you are coming to Rhinebeck -- and from so far away! It is amazing! Be prepared to be overwhelmed with fiber of all sorts and shapes! I look forward to meeting you.

Sarah

Tammy Burks said...

Dulcy,
Just took time to sit down and look at your piece on my big computer....I love it...so earthy and serene.

Dag said...

this is gorgeous - what a great idea!!