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Monday, June 02, 2008

Economics...


...dictate that you use up every little scrap of material. And if you don't, you tend to hand it on to someone who will, I know I do. It's not so easy with thread. I've been quilting this morning, and decided that this piece, Cave Paintings, needed a hint of burgundy. Problem was, the only burgundy thread I had was a wee bit on a reel. So there I am, nursing it along, focussing on making it go as far as possible...when the bobbin thread ran out! There's nothing more frustrating than having hardly any thread, stitching carefully and realising that actually, you're only making holes in the lutradur! Still, as you can see from the finished piece, I did indeed have enough thread to complete the piece. It is hand dyed lutradur on top of discharge dyed cloth, which makes an interesting piece, I think (I hope...).

Now all I have to do is find somewhere with burgundy thread... I only have about six inches left, and that's not going to do anything, is it...sigh. Even better if it's variegated...I love variegated threads, and use them extensively. Yes, there is some in this piece, too!

8 comments:

Rosebud Collection said...

What beautiful work and the colors are gorgeous..

Alis said...

Phew! Glad you had a enough thread. I hate running out too.
Gorgeous piece Marion.

blazingneedles said...

That is a lovely piece, Marion

ZudaGay said...

It is gorgeous!!! Running out of thread is a huge pain!

Dayna said...

I have some burgundy thread! I'll toss it across the pond to you! Always run out of the odd color threads right in the middle of a project and I hate to go to the store just for one spool.
Lovely piece!

Nora said...

Beautiful piece, I love it!

loriotndorr said...

lovely work!

Anne Wigfull said...

Nice piece, Marion. Maybe if you had stitched a little faster you would have finished before you ran out.....