Last Sunday, we had the pleasure of attending Kat and Devin’s wedding.The bride’s family and my family have been closely connected through several generations. Kat’s grandparents and my grandparents were next door neighbors in Woods Hole in the 1940’s and our families have shared our love of folk dancing, folk music, sailing, and art ever since. Kat is an artist and her husband seems to be a free spirit. Here’s a picture of the dancing wedding couple.
As usual, I made them a wedding banner for a gift. I really lucked out with the felt colors I chose, since the wedding’s predominant color was purple/lavender. I bent wire into the letters of their names and then picked out some decorative objects and beads. The pinkish square object in the center, between their names is a cool leather button I bought years ago.
I then wrapped the wire letters with embroidery floss and stitched the square wavy edged name panel with variegated pima cotton.
I sewed the wire letters and objects to the felt piece.
Then I stitched around the outside edge of the felt banner piece and sewed the square panel in place. I added some fun “dalmatian” stone beads in a zig zag pattern.
I added some bead and shell embellishments to the scalloped bottom edge and sewed the wrapped wire wedding date to the felt.
I picked some metal beads from India that I thought would bring an interesting texture to the hanging part of the banner.
A section of a strangled bittersweet vine serves as a hanger. I screwed in tiny metal eyes and hung the banner. I hope Kat and Devin like the banner. It was a lovely wedding and I wish the bride and groom many years of happiness!
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That is so beautiful
Salley, You are invited to my next wedding.
They certainly will not receive another wedding gift as beautiful as that banner, what a perfectly, lovely gift.
Sally, you are an inspiration!
Beautiful work as always. The bride and groom will treasure your unique gift.
Always love your banners. Love seeing the details of what you put on them, and where you got them. What a stash. Also love a man in a dress kilt! The bride looks lovely, too. Thanks for giving us a peeksie.
Perfectly Beautiful! A one of a kind..like their love for each other…Love it Salley!
GOD Bless, Rebecca
This is so beautiful. You have such creativity and talent.
wow, what a great present. we are so glad you could come