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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Hand Work...



isn't something I'm associated with, much, but ever since I made a hand quilted piece from a piece of rust dyed silk, I've wanted to do a bit more. Today, as well as preparing the lutradur for the workshop in Lyon, I made a postcard, one of the first of several samples I'll take with me. It is made from lutradur and pelmet vilene, with an edging of knobbly yarn attached using hand stitching, and some random seed stitches at the bottom, and measures 8" by 6". It was fun! I'm now working on a smaller version with a similar theme, but using blanket stitch to edge it. Arguably, you don't need to edge the postcards at all; neither vilene nor lutradur fray. But it adds a little something to it, I think.

6 comments:

yitap said...

Hi again. We were talking about lutradur whim my quilting friends this afternoon. And I want to leaen more about it. And happily I came across your blog. Hope you're showing at Expo Magic Quilt, since we are coming on the 21st of June. We leave near Lyon. I don't have a program; you say you're teaching workshops on lutradur? Regards, yitap

Linda said...

Hi,
I've had to let go of the world of blogging a bit - and chose today to take a peek at what people are up to. I'm glad I did, this piece made me smile.

marion said...

Yitap, I can't contact you; I haven't got an email address...please email me (lutradur@tiscali.co.uk), and I'll tell you more about what's happening at Lyon

Dianne said...

Its really lovley Marion such a soft and pretty look...

The Wittering Rainbow said...

Marion, Hope you don't mind me asking a question on your comments page, but you strike me as just the person who can help me with a problem. Is there any way to prime cotton cloth so it's not absorbent, but still stitchable? I thought of the usual gesso, and emulsion, but I wouldn't be able to get a machine needle through them let alone piece fabrics. If you have any ideas I would be ever so grateful for a push in the right direction. Thanks, Annabel

marion said...

Why don't you stitch it first and then treat it? That would mean that you treat the stitching as well as the cloth, which might be important? I'd use a watered down acrylic medium, textile medium, probably. Do a couple of samples until you're sure you have the right mix. It should be stitchable...let me know how you get on.