Herewith some images of the stole progress:
|Kristen sent along this sketch for the stole design.|
|The stole design takes shape: I drew the outlines of roots, branches and leaves on the unbleached cotton foundation fabric.|
|Stuffing the "roots"--a large eyed darning needle has been threaded with cotton yarn.|
|The "roots" from the topside.|
|The two halves of the stole are on my design wall. The stitching and stuffing has been completed.|
I'm now making the many leaves which will be appliqued on top.
I have many more leaves to stitch and turn! A good project while listening to the radio...
|I used fusible interfacing to stabilize the fabric, and then stitched leaf shapes through the layers.|
|Each shape was stitched twice, then cut out. Cutting a slit in one side allows the shape to be turned right side out.|
|Some finished leaves.|