Italian silks repurposed

My daughter works for an Italian textiles company that produces wonderful silks. She colours designs from their archives and these are produced as samples to show to clients. I discovered in conversation with her that, after presentations, they throw away these glorious silks. ‘Well what use are they?’ she said. Not any more; she gives them to me. And I am going to turn them into scarves and bags (when I work out how to make bags!) This is my first attempt that I gave to a friend this week and she loves it. It has lovely blue flower patterns. I’ve explained that the only dodgy part if the hemming which is mine. On trips to Lake Como, particularly Bellagio, I’ve gazed at gorgeous silk scarves in shop windows. Now I can produce my own in Loughborough (doesn’t have the same ring as Bellagio!)

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