sundays are always happy days for me, today, especially so
we're going to a friend's for dinner, and she is an amazing cook, and hostess
and rack of lamb is on the menu
i recently purchased a book on 17th and 18th century fashion in detail... if you know me at all, you know i am all about the details
it's a lovely, lovely book and in it, i discovered fly fringe
first though, i'll share some close-ups of my lace paper...
it needs hand-stitching but i find myself distracted yet again...
pretty though, huh?
and sure as anything it distracted me from something else...
for now it's the perfect back-drop for my fly fringe
first i made one using green and white for the base and blue with a strand of yellow for the flies
today i started another, using more strands to add a little weight, and tied double flies
coral in two values
laid on top of each other, they begin to give the effect i'm looking for
fly fringe is like a happy little garden dancing along a sleeve, frill, neckline, anywhere really - there are some lovely dresses over in pinterest and i've started a new board of my own called "pretties"
isn't it just the cutest thing?
i think i'm hooked
the tutorial i found advised using a knotting shuttle but the ones i found online had such high shipping costs i thought i'd try without one and see how i fared - working with a smaller length, about 12", i didn't find it any trouble at all - fiddly, but not hard
i've been told a tatting shuttle would probably work but i don't have any of those either so i'll keep on using my fingers
next up is to dig out some of over-dyed silk floss... the colours are far more muted than what i have used so far but i think this fringe would look adorable in just about any colour combination
so there i am, tied up in knots and loving every minute!