Bethwyn and Steven just married
When my dear friend and 'Frugal with the Bruegel' collaborator, Bethwyn, got married last weekend to her sweetheart Steven, it was a completely unpretentious affair. Not small, not plain, but a charming expression of her creativity and that of her many creative friends. Some of my own contributions surprised me- many of the things I've made and given to Bethwyn since we became friends featured in the wedding, giving me a little frisson of pleasure every time I noticed another one.
|Handmade paper garland|
|Handmade lace garter|
|Bethwyn trying on the garter on the morning of the wedding, with freshly henna'd hands|
As it comes off the hook, the lace is naturally scrunched up on itself and doesn't look much until it is starched and blocked. I worked though a few iterations to get the starch right for wearing against skin.
|Blocking Denniston Lace|
|Show me that garter again please|
|Planning the layout of the cutouts|
|Half finished garland|
|The garland in action|