So...this is what occupies most of my time these days. The lower front of the house is my studio. I am so spoiled.
I took a soy wax batik class last fall, and this was one piece that I particularly liked. In fact, I liked it so much that I stuck it in the pile along with all the other fabrics that I like, but don't use, because if I use them, then I won't have them to use.....I'm guessing I'm not the only one who understands that!
Recently, I pulled it out trying to figure out how I could use it in its entirety without cutting it up, and decided to try my hand at thread lace. I drew out the design onto Solvy stabilizer and began the long, slow process of making lace!
The next step is to add some accents in yellows, red, and oranges.
Although Solvy is a stabilizer, I have discovered that the stitching has distorted it some, so once I am done making the lace, I will cut out a lot of the unstitched areas to release the tension some before applying the piece to the fabric. Right now the plan is to quilt using the grid as a guideline. We'll see where that goes.
One more close up for you....
I hope that you have good things in your life that bring you joy and pleasure...