Monday, March 28, 2011

Vintage Sari Metal Thread Embroidery

Exquisite vintage embellished sari fabric in vivid blue, with metallic threads and sequins. I took these pictures months ago -- and now I can't remember what I did with the whole piece!

I love the way the scalloped motif is stitched. Don't quite understand it though. Looks like a composite stitch, where the straight line started with a chain stitch, over which that long stitch / basketweave thing is looped. The the scallops are edged with a running stitch

If you ever wondered whether gold sequins hold their color --
here's your answer. :-)

 Except for the sequin work, most of the above photo is worked just in chain stitch. (Note: Kim comments that this is tambour work -- thank you Kim!!!) I love that -- straight lines, squiggly lines, and geometric shapes constructed of single and multiple rows.

Check out the way the sequins in the center of the starflower are anchored. Very classy!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Find the Typo

This is what I saw on eBay's home page this morning.
Hint: Would your teen buy it, based on the name?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Two Old Dollies

This is what I came home to the other day. Two cute little vintage dollies in their shabby cotton undergarments that the MOTH had rescued from the bottom of a Goodwill bin.

I really wish I knew more about dolls. Some people can look at them and tell you their names and date of manufacture. The "older" doll looks an awful lot like a little girl I know.

P.S. The boyz think they're spooky. :-) So for now, they're watching from the bookshelf. Hehe.