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Tag Archives: hand-dyed
Making the most of a whole two days without rain. There was a hole in my glove. My finger is the colour of mahogany. My own hand, dyed.
While I wait for my wool batting to arrive, I’m working on a wall-hanging quilt. Just a few little stitches on some hand-dyed cotton scrim.
Sometimes known as bobbin net, or ‘bobbinet‘ as it seems to be spelled these days. It’s a curious fabric, and one that I’ve used in the foreground of ‘Perspective’: It’s made from cotton, and is very soft, almost weightless and … Continue reading
I know, I’ve already covered this one on an earlier sampler, but I think it has a place on the circle sampler cloth too. In fact, it might have pride of place, since this is the one that started it … Continue reading
Isn’t it nice when we just ‘happen across’ something that is more-or-less perfect for a purpose? This little cotton/linen doily came as part of a mixed lot of old linens that I dyed some time ago. I found it while … Continue reading
Firstly, let me explain that I did prepare this one a few days ago, lest anyone should think that I haven’t slept since yesterday’s post. This consists of 32 pieces of silk, hand pieced over paper, to make a 4.5″ … Continue reading
I love to dye my own threads, as you know. But no matter how careful I am with the skeins, this kind of jumble seems to be inevitable after a while: I have hundreds of those little cardboard bobbins, and … Continue reading
Another 7″ sample today, this time looking at how rows of little track-inspired marks might look on separate grounds. I used a space dyed thread from Stef Francis in sweetie-colours to make stitches that look good enough to eat. And … Continue reading
Getting away from paper and paint for a while, I’m making twelve little stitched samples based on some of the tracks patterns. Each sample is about 7″ square and will be mounted on 8″ squares of black cotton to make … Continue reading