Silk Tapestry Contest: Fish and a Pouch!
A while back we asked the Mirrix community to submit ideas for projects using Mirrix’s hand-painted silk. We chose two people to whom we gave free silk. We are excited to share their projects here today!
Today we are excited to share the final projects!
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Debbie Thompson wanted to make a travel neck pouch to hold her cell phone, passport and money. She said when she proposed the idea, “In my imagination, I think about all the compliments I would get wearing my creation!”
Debbie, we are sure you will!
This pouch was made on Debbie’s 12″ Little Guy Loom. It is made with hand-painted silk and some perle cotton. She said of working with the silk, “I LOVED working with the silk, the colors and sheen are beautiful. I especially love the variegated patterns that show up in the weaving.”
Julie Lipscomb Atkinson wanted to make a tapestry of an ocean scene where the fish are in silk and the water is done with shades of blue wool and that’s exactly what she did!
Julie says of the piece, “I created a coral reef design and used the silk for the fish. The piece is roughly 9 x 12 inches and I used my 16 inch Mirrix.“
We love how the silk fish pop!
The whole piece and two fish close-ups to the right: