I resisted the temptation to title this post something like "Stripping with Vicki", but of course I can't resist the temptation to mention it at all... Anyway, among other sewing today, I made this smallish top, using these lovely hand-dyed strips that Vicki brought me when we met up in London a while back.
I've not used them before because I wanted to do something which really showed them off, and was stuck for ideas. Finally, today, when I moved them yet again from one place to another, thinking "I must use these for something" I decided to make today the day. And I decided that the best thing to do was to let them speak for themselves... I've used 4" strips of 5 of the 7 pieces. I decided the other two, being less bright and a little less varied in colouring might lose a little zing next to the five I chose, so I've put them aside with my other hand-dyes to use in another project, later. And of course, there are some offcuts of the strips I cut! But I'm pleased with the resulting little top - it really showcases these dyed pieces - and I'm pleased to have finally put such a nice gift to good use.