last august it looked like this
friend b's dyes colored the silk binding. the color was beautiful, but daily wear proved more than the delicate silk could manage.
the blanket stitches were carefully removed
until all of the original binding was gone
the yarn too had been hand dyed, by a source that had since evaporated.
after months of searching, and only finding disappointing yarns from the u.k., i came upon a shawl in my own collection, made from a skein of the original yarn...
which i promptly disassembled into new balls for reuse
and so finally here and away, a new binding was crocheted, a year later. almost complete in los angeles, while with her mama
and finished. ready now to return to its rightful home.