Monday, May 23, 2011

Never say never

Silk/Flannel blankets were one of the first items that I ever made for sale. I guess it's sort of fitting they are the last things I've made for customers. I'm not saying that I'm never going to sew for others, but I'm definitely having a break. How long? I don't know.

I've always made two different styles of blanket. One is low water immersion dyed (LWI) This style isn't as visually striking as the tie dyed rainbow mandalas, but it's very lush. I use a sand wash silk for these blankets which is softer and suits the pastel mottled colours.
pink-violet silk blanket

blue-violet silk blanket

Then there is the bright, bold rainbow mandalas. The mandalas are dyed on a 12mm silk habutae.
8pt purple blanket

8pt orange blanket

16pt yellow blanket


Tanya said...

hooray for a break and...aren't you clever!

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh yes, a break is a nice holiday & craft will always be there when you're ready to come back. Love Posie

Tas said...

Stunning. Glad that the pressure is off. You can come home from work and sew what you want to!

Mary said...

Beautiful way to go out Sara they are gorgeous. Enjoy your break (and sewing what you want for you family :))

Lola Nova said...

Oh my goodness, these are so beautiful!
Enjoy your break, I can relate. Take good care of yourself and have some fun!
PS. I love those hoodies from your last post!

JulieT said...

These are truly beautiful!