Monday, April 26, 2010

A New Stole in the Works...

Here are three samples of designs for the next stole. This stole will be worn by a minister officiating at his son's wedding at the end of May. Most of the materials were table linens and fabrics belonging to their grandmothers.
A white stole is worn on holidays like Easter and Christmas and celebratory occasions such as weddings and christenings.
In terms of designing this stole, an absence of colour means that texture comes to the fore. In this case, much of the texture is provided by the lace edgings and the brocade weave structure in some of the linens. The piecing pattern also provides some texture--whether I run the pieces in a chevron pattern as in the two samples in the centre and the right, or vertically as in the sample on the left.
Do you have a preference?

1 comment:

  1. My eye is drawn to the vertical patterns on the left. What a difference from your last project. It will be beautiful, though! Waiting for our daughter's stole to arrive!!