I know we all keep things for one day, one such item that I have is a few wooden spools of antique silk that I bought many years ago, I bought all they had, there weren't many colors and I just never have found anything to do with it, until yesterday. Brae posted two days ago about a crochet afghan that she had commissioned on her blog, you can see it here. I did an internet search on granny squares as this is the general name for them, I fell in love with a square that I saw, but couldn't find any pattern for it, so I had to figure it out for myself, not something I have ever done before.
It took a few tries to get it right and I am pretty pleased with the first square.
Here you can see it on the curtain fabric I want to use in the room, together with the inspiration photo.
The colors of the antique silk is just perfect with this fabric, hopefully this will also inspire me to finish the brass bed for which the bedspread is intended. My square is 1 inch big, fortunately the bed is quite big too, I think I will need at least 6 by 7 squares. The colors in the middle photo is more true to the real colors.
Thank you Brae for the inspiration, I am so happy to have found the perfect project for my antique silks. By the way, I made my practice square with cotton thread and I must say the silk is wonderful to work with, a lot easier than the cotton.
Have a great weekend everyone.
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