December 10, 2017
December 3, 2017
November 30, 2017
November 28, 2017
It is amazing to see the things people have come with. Again, Pinterest is my go-to for inspiration. A wee plant in a pot. I couldn't not make this.
My method of transferring an image on cloth is simply to pencil sketch my image on paper. Then I turn it over and burnish. A light pencil mark remains.
November 25, 2017
A few weeks ago I boiled up some raw black beans and soaked a bit of fabric and threads. Out of the dye bath the fabric came out very purple blueish (see below), but when dry, the color dulled to grayish. I don't mind the subdued colors. I used a variety of thread, including the tone-on-tone thread as a filler.
November 22, 2017
November 20, 2017
November 15, 2017
November 13, 2017
Pinterest interest again...
I just acquired this delicious 100% linen (from GoodWill), and it lent itself beautifully for folding. The dimensions are about 8 x 8, but that center hole is only about 1". It begged to be filled with something so I embroidered a wee sprig and berry.
If anyone owns but wants to sell their book Fabric Manipulations, email me please. I would love to add that one to my library.