Every creative endeavor consists of coming up with an idea in the first place, then solving one problem after another: including what size/shape? assembling and figuring out how to attach different components together, how to line it and what to line it with, what kind of fringe and how to attach it. Each one presents it's own challenges.
Here is the first of the series. (There were many throw it in the trash moments trying to figure this all out.) The final pattern is 66" long and 30" wide. Add a couple of inches to this one with the pom pom fringe. The focal point here in this folkloric shawl is a huge vintage needlepoint piece found in a shoppe out in Lancaster PA, coupled with fabulous folk art bark cloth.