Monday, June 02, 2008
...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!