Monday, May 28, 2007

Slinky scarf

This is a quote from my blog on February 19th, after DH and I had visited the Bon Marche shop on the rue du Bac, during a lovely trip to Paris-

"You may also notice the scarf lengths in two colours of crushed velvet in the top picture. They were bought in the Droguerie concession within the same store. Must get the sewing machine out and rustle up a posh scarf for myself. I can see a beaded edging of some sort in my mind's eye."

See, some of my passing notions and lofty plans do come to fruition!

Your eyes are not deceiving you- the two sides of the scarf ARE different colours.
Plus, there are subtle colours hiding in the folds of the crushed velvet waiting to be hit by a certain light.
I hand-stitched in the beaded edges because I wanted to make sure they were really secure and machined up the sides, leaving a wee slit unstitched so I could turn it out and hand sew the last wee section.
I love my new posh scarf :-)
P.S. If you haven't had a chance to look at my Californian gift yet, please see the post below.


Flavaknits said...

Scarf looks beautiful - and as for the yarn - Wow!

Emma said...

That's a really gorgeous scarf !

Pauline said...

Thanks for popping by my blog - that way I have also found yours with all the lovely scarves, knitting (and sewing!). I'm still getting adjusted to the process of blogging. I forget to take pictures as I am so keen to get on with things, so I will have to learn to slow down a bit and look around me for picture opportunities.

Sam said...

That's a truly beautiful scarf. I'm rediscovering the charms of my sewing machine too.

I've tagged you for the 8 random facts, details on my blog. Hope you enjoy it!

Jill said...

I love your new posh scarf too! It's gorgeous! Assume you'll not make it to Woolfest this year as you haven't mentioned it? Such a shame, as Heather and India are going....can't we persuade you?

Wee Minty said...

Smashing! Embroiderers' Guild folk sell such items for mucho dosh ... so if you fancy a wee sideline!