Wednesday, February 10, 2010

WHITE WEDNESDAY COUTURE

Recently, I have been looking at the boxes and boxes of old lace and lace pieces that I have and have been wanting to put them to use. Elevate their status from stained, torn and forgotten, to the beauty and elegance that they once enjoyed in our ancestor's house holds. Their beauty came from the hands of hard working women who enjoyed needle work as a way to soften the edges of home and person. Wet felting allowed me to use pieces of netting and old curtains and scarves as a foundation, to which I embedded these bits and pieces of lace and tatting. It is really hard work to get the wool to felt, (I didn't know I had so many muscles in the back of my arms!) but I am happy with the results of these scarves/shawls. I feel that I have achieved my goal and it was certainly worth the effort.












































23 comments:

Susan said...

Oh these are beautiful !!! Will you be selling any of these??? You did a great job...come over and show me!!!

Rebecca said...

Hi Jude
The scarves are just fabulous! I love them...You are so talented!
Blessings

Zuzu said...

I see a lot of inspiration and beauty hopping around visiting blogs and websites, but your blog and your work stop me in awe.

Layers and layers of gorgeous detail. You really have an eye (and an arm) for creating beauty, Judy! Thank you for all that you share!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Laura said...

This is so unique and beautiful. You are incredibly talented and creative! I love these scarves....one of a kind..
Take care, Laura

peggy said...

happy wednesday!

love, love, love these scarves! they are absolutely incredible! it's always fun to look at whatever you're showing! thanx for sharing your creativity!

peggy

Donna Meyers@moonbeampaparie.blogspot.com said...

Hi, I am new to your site but SOOOOOOOOOO love your taste . It is elegant and chec yet warm and homey at the same time. Hope I win.

Donna Meyers@moonbeampaparie.blogspot.com said...

Love the red everything, especially the shoes. I blog as well and have re things on mine for Valentines as well. Check me out.

mzerr said...

beautiful! I especially love the last one.

Blessings, Melissa

Lululiz said...

They are amazing! Totally unique, exquisite and really, I am lost for words.

Ama said...

Judy,
You have such elegant tastes and talents.

Truly feminine...

Ama

June said...

Judy can you ever create great art my friend. These are the most amazing beauties I've ever seen! I wear about four white scarves in all and none of them come even close to these in loveliness. You inspire me! How many times can I keep saying that?
hugs

sissie said...

I love vintage laces and reusing them the way you have is so pretty.
You have used them in such a way as to still show their beauty and craftmanship.

Gorgeous!

Sissie

BellaRosa said...

Beautiful... just beautiful, are you selling any of these, I thought I saw my name on that first one :) Besos, Rose

sassytrash said...

Your scarves are wonderful! They are so unique and just amazing works of art!

gill said...

love your scarves - you are so clever!!
gill

Abby said...

Oh my goodness you have transformed your bits and pieces into a masterpiece....you are one talented lady! If ever you decide to sell some please let me know....I love to add vintage lace and ribbon to my papercrafts. BTW, I've been searching for a vintage dress form similar to yours...do you have any recommendations?

Abby:)

Lori @ Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

When I first visited your blog, this was the first post I saw, and it absolutely took my breath away! Your scarves are just dreamy! In fact, this morning I was thinking that if I could just find some romantic, lacey, gause-y(sp?), comfortable clothing, I would wear them all the time! Your scarves are a dream come true! If you are selling these, I would definitely be interested...

Anita said...

These are GORGEOUS, my friend. And given how fst they flew out of your booth this past weekend, I'd say they are a hit!

Karen Valentine said...

I've said it before.... I'll say it again.... Beautiful!!!!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Rita said...

There they are too! You have so much talent. Rita

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Perfectly romantic! Stunning!
xoxo
Donna

Tumbleweed Trails said...

It is so pretty and romantic looking. My sister-in-law would fall in love with it. It is so her!

Jody

Mary Ellen said...

These scarves are absolutely beautiful!!! I would never have thought to use lace in this way but WOW- what a work of art they are!