A Summer Ramble
by Frank Herbert, American (b. 1920)
I was looking for paintings of wheat, when I found this beautiful piece of art. What a lovely way the figure compliments the surrounding scene. Nature is the guide for much of my choice of fabrics and sewing styles, and wheat is something that I've always wanted to "match" with fabrics. I am looking for a soft cotton printed with wheat kernels, on a cream-colored background, but so far have found nothing like it.
From my front window, this is the scene before me today:
Click on the picture for a larger view.
Though I have never thought of the wheat color as being particularly desireable as a color to wear, I've come to feel differently about it since great crops of it surrounds me. These photographs that I have taken do not show the vivid beauty of it in the sun. In the moonlight it shimmers like fine spun gold.
Here's some wheat print fabric on ebay
A wheat rubber stamp from the Kansas Heritage Center. Kansas is the "wheat state."
A Summer Evening
by Leopold-Francois Kowalsky, 1856-1931 (Russian)
(The garments on the women appear to be peasant style
and I would love to know about the pattern or sewing technique. The
look good with the flowers.)
From the north window is a field of blossoms from another crop, and I did have some fabric to make a dress to go with it.
The blue of that sky is amazing. Now I need to find some fabric to make a dress to go with it.
The sleeves have a piece of white fabric in the middle because I did not have enough of the main fabric. I'll show you how to do that on a sewing tutorial on some future post.
The neckline is trimmed in white eyelet,
and there is a bias type ruffle on the hem: