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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

On A(nother) Roll...



with these small pieces. I finished the two from yesterday that were left over. One is the rust dyed silk piece I mentioned here; It now has a name; Rust Never Sleeps. Given the nature of rust dyeing, that seems like a good name...besides, I like Joan Baez's music. I intend to make some more of these pieces with rust, they are intruiging; I like the cloth used in this way. I have a couple of larger pieces, one already quilted, but not yet bound, the other needing to be tacked together for quilting (by hand...). Hand stitching seems a requirement of the larger pieces, but Rust Never Sleeps has been machine quilted, and I think it's quite effective. More images are available on Etsy; just click here




The second piece is a felted piece that has been around the workshop for a couple of years, wool fibres nuno felted onto cotton muslin (cheesecloth). I fused it onto pelmet vilene, which is becoming my batting of choice, and stitched... It is called Blue Moon, Rising. I like the way it has turned out. My granny would say, if you keep a thing for seven years, you'll find a use for it. Fortunately, this piece hasn't been around quite that long, but I am pleased to have used it. Keeping things at all in this era of decluttering seems faintly decadent, but I can't see myself slimming down the supplies any; if anything, I think MORE is in order, given that I've started working with altered things, ACEOs and the like... any excuse!!

4 comments:

Vicki W said...

Love that rust piece! "Rust Never Sleeps" is a perfect title.

verobirdie said...

Love the rust piece too!
And your grand mother was a wise woman :-)

Dianne said...

he rust piece turned out grrreat..
Like the other one too nice colors...

Annabel said...

Have just been buying some Lutradur from Spunart on line (thought I'd give it a go at last, after some kind soul sent me some samples) I asked if there were any pamphlets etc available on tips for using it and he asked if I had ever heard of someone called Marion Barnett because she was the expert. Thought you'd like to know! How's the book coming along btw?The Wittering Rainbow