Saturday, May 7, 2016

My Hummingbird Ribbon Shirt

 She speaks for herself!!!!!!!!

I used the Oakridge Blouse bodice from Sewaholic Patterns:
And I used the Sleeve from Bruyere from Deer and Doe Patterns;
It has taken years to learn these thread painting techniques.  
I used the most luscious red stone washed silk!!!!!
She is fabulous to wear!!!!!!!
Like wearing a flutter of wings!!!!!!
"The Hummingbirds
In this book
there are many hummingbirds-
the blue-throated, the bumblebee, the calliope,
the cinnamon, the lucifer, and of course
the ruby-throated.
Well, that's all you can do.
For they're swift as the wind
and they fly, not across the pages but
like many shy and otherworldly things,
between them.
I know you'll keep looking now that i've told you.
I'm hungry to see them too, but I can't
hold them back even for a moment, they're
busy, as all things are, with their own lives.
So, all I can do is let you know
they're here somewhere.
All I can do is tell you
by putting my own hunger on the page."
Mary Oliver


  1. Stunning. My granddaughters will be sporting some ribbon shirts soon. Thanks for the inspiration

  2. Yes, thanks for looking and being inspired! One of my favorite pass times is look at sewing blogs, pattern companies, and designers and get inspired!!!!!!! I would love to see what you come up with!!!!!

  3. Not even sure what to say...... Mind blown your thread painting is insane so good Dante! On silk? Wow amazing.