Cooler ground

Just adding some ground to Monolith.  This fabric was cut from a pair of charity shop trousers – linen and cotton mix – and over-dyed with Procion golden yellow mixed with a touch of blue.  Procion used to make ultramarine blue, but they seem to have replaced it with something they call ‘medium blue’, and which doesn’t have quite the same depth.  The frayed edge represents grass quite well here, and I’m adding a few stitches just to hold it all down a little more securely.  The golden thread you can see is silk; the darker green is cotton perle no. 8, both dyed with Procion.

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8 Responses to Cooler ground

  1. Judy Martin says:

    Karen, the monolith piece that you are working on is outstanding (no pun intended).

  2. nocton4 says:

    great colour, wonderful work x

  3. ger says:

    The edge represents grass very well, late-summerly… wish I´d stand on cooler ground, too…

  4. Amo House says:

    Thanks for mentioning the thread weight. It's one of those silly things one likes to know!! (thread junkie here).

  5. Deborah says:

    Wonderful colors.

  6. Kaite says:

    detail photos are so interesting, one can focus right in on the grass and the textures. makes me feel i am right there touching it…k.

  7. Love the way this fabric is fraying just as you want it to!

  8. Karen Turner says:

    Thank you, all :-)Judy, I quite like puns, and yours raised a smile!

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