I like silk. The crazy quilt above, a ‘work in progress’ is made from vintage silk ties embellished with mirrors, beads and embroidery. That term ‘work in progress’ or ‘wip’ can be said in a nanosecond but we all know that it’s a term that can linger on for a long long time. My dad has taken it upon himself to suss out old silk ties from secondhand stores to me. He does a great job. Every time I visit he has another stash to present. I now have literally hundreds of these. They call to me in quiet moments and I mostly ignore them. In the interests of ignoring wips but still paying homage to silk, I’ve put together some green silk items currently available on Etsy. Shrug/Wrap by Bonzie
Dress by Stacie May
Green is relaxing. Green is the colour of balance and harmony and can, therefore, be helpful in times of stress.
Scarf by Madlight 13
Clutch by ao3 Designs
Apparently, according to colour therapists if one has experienced a trauma, a green silk wrapped around the shoulders can have a very therapeutic effect.
Tie by Rabbit Stop
Freeform Embroidery by Bizarre Galah
So I’m going to wrap myself in a bit of silk, sit on the balcony with the weekend papers, and a good cup of coffee, and ignore all the wip projects currently calling to me.
This is the view I’m currently looking at. I can fantasize about boarding ‘my’ boat and sailing away. Maybe I'll take that quilt along for the ride.