Wednesday, 6 August 2008

On My Desk Wednesday time again!

Here we are again...Wednesday already!
So, what's on my desk? Well, sit comfortably, and I'll begin....

The headless bod across the table is displaying some work in progress. I think I work in a slightly odd fashion..I tend to dive in, all or nothing. In this instance, I made a paper pattern for the collar section, and several circle patterns for the dangling 'jewel' underneath. Trial and error as to which size is the most suitable. This is only the top layer - you can see that the fabric isn't yet edged, neither does it have a backing; in fact, look closely and you can see that the whole thing is simply pinned into place. I'm wondering...make it reversible? I love that classic design fabric that you can see in the bottom right corner - maybe back it with that. My tendency is to lean towards something that would really contrast with the copper and blue striped fabric...but I don't think that's appropriate here. Hmmn, the possibilities!

For a long time now, I've been rather partial to all things Egyptian. I'd been to Egypt several times before we married, we honeymooned there, we spent our first anniversary there - you can tell where this is heading! - but we've not returned for, ooh, must be ten years now. I'm feeling a bit deprived! A good friend of ours gave us that wonderful book you can see in the photo, The Cairo Museum Masterpieces of Egyptian Art by Francesco Tiradritti/Thames & Hudson; the imagery is amazing, and very inspiring...the picture you can see open on the table (shabti figure of the delegate hat 1353-1335 BC) was the starting point for this collar (although I have to say that the collar seems to be evolving into some sort of plate armour - watch this space!


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3 comments:

Marian said...

wow!!! how fancy is that to get inspiration from ancient civilizations! great! I've wanted to go to Egypt for soooo long! One day...

The fabrics are so pretty! so rich in color! Where do you get your fabrics?? now that I "almost" can sew a straight line, Im crazy about fabrics!

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

Love it, love it, love it... Sara x

'fancypicnic' said...

Thank you, ladies!!