seduced by sparkle
Yesterday I wrote excitedly about the lovely voiles I bought for my autumn leaves bag project.
I have discovered I don't like voiles.
Good things about voiles: they are sparkly and shiny, they come in rich, voluptuous colours, they play with the light beautifully and they are cheap.
Bad things about voiles: they pucker when you sew them, they are difficult to handle, they appear flat and boring when they aren't getting enough movement, they have no drape, and they look cheap.
I'm kind of embarrassed to show you my samples today, now I've realised voiles was a bad idea. But as artists and makers we must always be learning, and the important understanding for me today has been that despite all their shouting for attention with bright colours and gaudy shimmering, I don't much like working with synthetic materials.
I think perhaps some nice little snippets of dupion silk instead, don't you?