May 21, 2009

Bright Rose

I think this color is so pretty! It is silk lining from a kimono. The garment it came from must have been extraordinary.

2 comments:

Eva said...

Lovely colour! -- This material seems so tender, won't it wear out at the edges of the basket?

Lauren said...

Thank you for writing Eva. The silk feels tender, but is surprisingly strong, even for vintage silk. I pull and tug at the strips to make these baskets and they have yet to give way and tear. I have not seen wear at the edges, but they are not utilitarian -- more decorative because of their petite size: 5-7" across. I can only get so much basket out of kimono-sleeve-fabrics!