a scrappy hanten
in a flash of lightning and a roll of thunder
the brilliant idea to make a scrappy hanten came to me!
using several woven fabrics from the stash pile
I started draping Betsy
I felt compelled to match the pattern on the back panels
that small scrap was all that was left – yikes!
so a piece was added
all the seams are surged – you know what hand-woven fabric can do when it decides to ravel
everything else is hand stitched – in the spirit of traditional hanten
it doesn’t look great when cut as one long piece
but on the diagonal (see first picture) it adds a little drama
a paper pattern was made to see how it would work
good – but is there enough fabric??
oh well, deal with that when/if it happens
they will look better with top stitching
so top stitch all seams with silk thrums
center back use a shibori sample
I like the stars, what do you think?
the plain indigo is a dyed damask table-cloth
it will work for the remainder of the lining
now for a few midnight stitching sessions
it has to be finished and photographed for April 1st