Here I'm using a template to make another of the motifs I adapted from the Indian sari
I need four, to arrange in relation to each other. This one is a printout of a bit of weaving.
The template I made only one of, since, after each motif is stitched around, it's stable and will be appliqued, not attached to the other motifs, so I can remove the template and use it on another motif.
These are not easy to cut, fine silk being slippery and changing shape even as you cut. But the close overstitching will take care of the couple of places where it was too close.
And I thought those readers with full sewing rooms and all sorts of materials and storage methods would like to see my entire current work area
And the drawer below, with everything else.
In the studio I have about a six inch pile of fabric bits. I'm not in a welter of materials!
And I still can't find stuff.