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Reinforcing border defences. Always a good idea when there is a wild animal on the loose. And then some decoration on the outer border, patched from various cotton and silk scraps. A single labyrinthine line couched in hand-dyed cotton yarn: … Continue reading

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There are legs. I’ve couched linen yarn over the seams and to outline. The background I prepared for this creature was about 12″ square, but I’m realising now that it needs to be somewhat larger. Acquiring legs means taking up … Continue reading

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Sampling (2)

Another rock art sample, this time using small pieces of cotton fabrics laid onto some quilt batting and quilted wtih a circular pattern. I laid a piece of silk organza over the top before couching the design, though you can … Continue reading

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… or using couching as a method of quilting. Unusually for me, this quilt has batting – it’s actually thermal curtain lining, which is a bit like thick felt. Cheaper, and easier for me to get locally. I decided to … Continue reading

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#1: the eco-dyed circle

This is the one that started it all off. This amazing little piece of eco-dyed cotton fabric came as a gift from Arlee and I used it exactly as it was, without cutting, re-shaping or re-sizing. It also doubles as … Continue reading

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I’ve been working on piecing a background for the yellow/gold patchwork circle. Like ‘Contemplation’, this background is layered and pieced: nine squares stitched together, seams on the right side. This time I’m covering the seams with a semi-sheer ribbon, so … Continue reading

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Walking on sunshine

This time I tried some reverse applique, using the design from one of the footprint patterns I found: Just as an exercise, I wondered how narrow a line I could make as a border.  This is all turned edge reverse … Continue reading

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