I've been playing around with silk a lot lately trying to find new techniques that fit my repertoire. This piece features a beautiful deep turquoise blue 'reclaimed' sari silk from Darn Good Yarn.
Darn Good Yarn employs women in India and Nepal. And when asked, why women? They will tell you "globally, women experience poverty more than men do. The money they will make with us helps promote their family's education, healthcare and provide basic necessities like food. It also lessens the effects of gender and caste discrimination by providing them with a hand-up rather than a hand-out." That is a cause I can support!
I wanted to create a piece that was soft, and relaxed with that touch of boho to it. The silk is the perfect fit for this look. I also wanted to play with turquoise giving the ends of the silk fringe a little extra something. The focal is a piece that Christine had in her stash for some time it seems. So she asked if I wanted to have a go with it. Um, yes please. After I made this one, I wrapped it up and gave it back to Christine. I hope she finds some good use for this boho-inspired piece. I sure had fun making it.