I make a lot of stoles, each one special, but this was a particular challenge. First, Kristi isn't very tall. Second, it's to be an outdoor wedding in the garden. Third, there's not a religious theme, so much of my usual symbology fades away. Fourth, I had seen the dress and cowboy boots she'll be wearing--also outside my usual zone. It needed to be celebratory, acceptable to a variety of loving family members, and just formal enough for the ceremony. So, diving into the stash, I found a beautiful light yellow/beige silk which had once been a cocktail dress (back when I wore such things), some painted butterflies left over from "A Good Day at Saint-Remy", and some printed leaves already backed with fusible, presumably left over from a forgotten project.
Here's a detail from the finished stole.
The silk was interlined with a knitted interfacing, so I didn't have to worry about fraying or stretching; also didn't need batting, keeping the piece very light. The binding is silk from an antique kimono in muted prints of beige and pinks.
The water-over-pebbles print is the last bit of a piece of fabric I bought years ago--wish I'd bought a couple of yards, as it goes with everything.
So here's the celebrant, ready to go. Too bad you can't see the boots.
She loved the stole and the whole idea.
I think it's going to be a dandy wedding.