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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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#21 – the shibori circle

The background is – of course – an Arlee special. The circle is 3″ diameter, tie-dyed silk. Made by tying a wooden bead into the centre of a silk square and then dyeing with Colorhue silk dyes. I like these … Continue reading

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Still on the subject of colour, can you believe HG got this delicate pink from avocado? The photograph really doesn’t do justice to the subtlety of the colour and the lightness of these pieces.  You can see more of them here.  … Continue reading

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Dyeing Day

My usual carefully executed technique: small pieces of fabric, with some skeins of thread, into plastic bags with a few tablespoons of diluted dye, wait a bit and see what happens.  I rinse and dry the plastic bags afterwards; you can … Continue reading

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