Sunday, 23 April 2017
The tapestry is in different shades of grey with a fine maroon line between each patch, difficult to see, this is the first larger piece I have started.
The stitched piece will probably be a cushion cover and is made from an old linen skirt backed with part of an old sheet, which is a joy to stitch, very soft.
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
|Silk noil and silk mix thread|
I can still use these but they are not the lovely yellow I was expecting.
The process I followed was mainly from Jenny Dean's book Wild Colour, it does all get a bit smelly so I would advise doing it outside if you can.
The daffodil season is over so I have a whole year to wait to try it again.
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
|New dye garden|
I had some indigo plants in here last year but they didn't flower in time to survive the frosts.
|Woad nearly in flower|
|Daffodils in soak|
Below is a flower on the quince tree I planted last year which is in the same flower bed.
I have been collecting daffodil flowers from various family member's gardens. These have been in soak for a couple of days in an aluminium pan and a good colour is developing. So watch this space for the results. I don't have a lot of dye so will probably just try some threads.
Dandelions will be next, they are taking over my lawn, and then I want to try Rosemary of which I have loads. I have lots of flowers in the garden which I want to try, dark colour tulips worked well last year, as did blue iris and a shrub whose name has completely escaped me at the moment.
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Thursday, 16 March 2017
|Tea and Rust|
The weaving is a small piece with rusty pieces and tea stained.
The last photo is another reassembled bark cloth piece and rusted cotton piece.
Thursday, 23 February 2017
|The patio back of the house|
|Part of the drive|
Monday, 6 February 2017
|New version (square)|
I have consolidated the piece by adding new stitching. New piece on the left, I will try and get a better photo sometime. this piece will be framed.
|Old version (long and thin)|
Detail of another piece I have just finished which is made up from old denim pieces I have kept over the years. It is a wall piece or throw.