the honey rose

the honey rose

 The Honey Rose (all fabrics courtesy of lovely Sri Threads)

She’s made mostly from kimonos – whispers of fabric layered into something new. My stitches mixed with stitches from other hands and centuries. I’ve been thinking about making her since the big box of kimonos arrived unexpectedly…  There is always a point in building this sort of ship that I decide that I am never doing it again – they are insanely labor intensive – maybe the most irrational part of my irrational enterprise.  And then it’s done, floating and twirling and casting lovely shadows and I can’t wait to make another.
the honey rose

the honey rose

the honey rose

the honey rose

8 Comments

  1. Its heavenly! I can imagine one (or more) of your so-small creations taking a sail through far above the ground.

  2. Katinthecupboard

    Your ships are fantastic! I never thought of using fabric in this way before. I doubt that I ever will expend that much labor, but looking at yours is uplifting.

  3. Hello, your ship is so beautiful! Any chance that you make these and sell them? i would love one for my grandson’s room!

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