My friend Maria Testa makes the most gorgeous hand-dyed pieced silk scarves. Through another friend here at Western Avenue Studios, I learned that Maria had leftover scraps that she was giving away. I missed out on the first batch she put out in our free-cycle area, but I was not too proud to beg. Next time I saw her I extracted a promise that I could have her next batch of cast-offs. Her colors are so intense and beautiful that it would be a sin to throw out any but the teeny tiniest bits.
So here's just a hint of the treasures that she passed along - the content of one ziplock bag of scraps.
I spent a wonderful afternoon yesterday sorting the bits by size and shape, my mind whirling on what my next scarf would look like. It will be my second scarf with her scraps because the first time I was so eager to use this that I didn't bother doing any sorting at all. I just started pulling out the longer "strings" and laying them out. I loved every minute and to say that I was pleased with the result is an understatement. I hope you agree...
You're looking at a double layer of a scarf that's about 14" x 72" and my photography does not do it justice. Maria's colors and my design. So happy with the combination.
Ann M. Lee