lovely hand stitching
dyed doilleys, crochet and lace
turning it inside out to embellish
Betty's brassiere dyed well, I dip dyed the hemline to obtain a deeper shade. I will turn this inside out to embellish as well to show the pockets where the whalebones were. I feel they make a lovely feature.
.a tiny print of gypsophila nestles in the top corner
ready to embroider
linen and crochet gorgeousness!
Betty's bloomers are very pale at the top and deeper on the broderie anglaise trim
a little wristcuff in the colour purple
Now that all of the garments are dyed it just remains for me to embellish them with gorgeous fragments of crochet, lace, knit and hand-embroidery. I have decided not to repair any of the frayed edges, seams or stitch to retain the aged hand-rendered quality that I love. My final photograph of the colour purple is starting to work on the modesty panel.
adding dusky pinks to the mix
I have also been trying to spend a little bit of time drawing, it is such a long time since I have put pen to paper and I really do enjoy it. I had a lovely hellebore flower and tried to do a very quick continuous line drawing, with my left hand, and then with my right hand.
I much prefer the right handed drawing and as I am left-handed it makes me wonder why. Something
to do with not having the control making you more relaxed perhaps.
until next time, enjoy Jubilee week weather permiting, Jayne x