Saturday, November 15, 2008

If my apron could talk giveaway

Apron one is complete! It was put together based on a few designs from A is for Apron by Nathalie Mornu and my own excessive layering and need for text. I used dyed fabric stamped, stenciled, printed on, shibori (ed), resist pasted, bleached, thioxed, and sewn on. Most is cotton, although there is a bit of organza and tulle. I concluded that ruffles are fun and text is difficult. I also, of course, got lots of different interpretations. My intentions were to create something that reflected my views and experience of cooking. The text in the bib, which is really just supposed to be a really wide waistband, is fragments of cooking directions: stir continuously, serve piping hot, reduce heat, simmer 1 hour, etc.) which reflects my dependence on cookbooks as well as my fragmented knowledge of and ambivalence towards the culinary arts. The topic had to be related to food, as are the rest of the projects. Another discovery for those of the fibers minded: The Art of Manipulating Fabric by Colette Wolff which has instructions and examples of gathering, shirring, making ruffles, flounces, godets, pleating, smocking, tucking cording, quilting, applique and using darts. Enough said. An amazing book. Now back to the pile on my desk of thank you cards, PTO meeting notes, budget charts, magazine clippings and the just cracked Pride and Prejudice novel. So for fun, and I have never done this before, I would like to giveaway, in order to clear my desk a bit, an issue of Fiber Arts (sept/oct 2008) which is always an inspiring look-see. So leave a comment and I will pick a name by next Friday. Cheers!

1 comment:

Christi said...

I was going to post anyway, but now double the fun!
I saw your apron on the fourth floor, in person (well, behind protective glass). Lovely, lovely!
And I'm jealous of the quilt you made (pictured on your last post). Wish I had your sewing skills, missy!