Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Rust Pot & the Jaffa Pot

I'm making the most of being stuck at home with no money, what with having both time and fabric in plentiful supply. Today I created another vessel, the Rust Pot, out of overdyed rust fabric. It's the same pattern as the orange Chinese Lantern one.
For this one, I made some changes. It may not be obvious in the photo, but this one has a rectangular base and the sides rising from the short side of the base have much less curve than the other two. It's also a bit taller, around 7".

The main refinement however, is that I've used one piece of fabric for the inside and outside of each side (no way to avoid saying all those "sides"). This means the top of the pot has a folded edge, unlike the others which are satin-stitched.
I haven't been totally happy with the look of the satin stitching around the top - it's easy to get wobbly, plus the loose threads make it messy. Here's a family shot - while the Chinese Lantern and Rust Pot are cute, I think the smooth lip of the Jaffa Pot makes it the best

9 comments:

joyce said...

They are beautiful. The top on the last one is definitely an improvement.

Carol said...

Your vessels are gorgeous Shirley. I love them all.

Julie said...

ditto for me Shirley! I love them all.

Fran├žoise said...

Lovely! And yes I think the Jaffa Pot is the most elegant.

Barbara said...

wow...love all your vessels...gorgeous...

Dijanne Cevaal said...

Are you not working at the moment? Love your jaffa pot.

Sheila said...

Nice study group. A friend from our fiber arts group said that embroiderers and fiber arts in the US don't tend to work in study groups. Well, you have a great group going there.

Suzi-k said...

these are lovely. Hope you have a great Christmas despite the tight belt!

The Idaho Beauty said...

These are such wonderful shapes. So graceful.