Update: We now sell this silk in our store. Click here to purchase!
I have finally, after much delay, produced two final products with the Sari Silk. I had started one large weaving but because I hadn’t figured out what it wanted to be, I just couldn’t get myself to finish it. Then one day I told myself I was going to finish it that day no matter what. I measured my iPad and figured out that indeed it was just wide enough to become a cozy home for it. All I had to do was make the piece twelve inches bigger. Since soumak is slow craft at its best, this made my day turn to night. But finish it I did. And the more I worked on it, the more involved I got. I guess it was just a matter of inspiration. I had a goal, a finished product in mind.
Once it was off the loom I allowed myself to go to sleep.
There she is sewn together but without the final touches. I knew I just was not really finished. And this was slow craft after all, so why not make it a really long effort.
I found a strip of woven hand painted silk I posted about a while ago. I hadn’t used it for anything yet. I didn’t like the sewn edges where the lining meets the opening (the lining is silk) so I decided to sew the strip to the opening. That changed everything.
It has this cute little loop at the end for carrying or just because it looks cute!
I sewed another piece of hand painted silk strip to the sides and it was complete!
I was on a roll. It was time to weave a smaller piece. A house for my iphone seemed like a small and good idea. I was all out of hand painted silk strips, but I did have some silk braids on hand. I sewed that around the top edge of the iphone case. Done!
These pieces are so sweet. And yes, a ebook is in the works. And yes also, we will be selling the Sari silk. The warp is C-Lon cord. Time to get to that third piece with camera in hand so I can share this fun and satisfying project.