Thursday, September 20, 2018

SAQA Mini Group and Daily Stitching #2 Done

Last Friday four SAQA members and a guest (an artist, but not with fiber) met at my house. We started by spending time in Studio B looking over some of the wonderful artwork in the trunk show.

Linda V, Carol, Gail, Mary Beth and Carol with the trunk show.

We ate lunch and had some wonderful discussions about what each of us wanted from the group. Then back out to the studio to play with some indigo.

It was a great afternoon that slipped by very fast.

Over the weekend I came home from my walk with a large handful of leaves, so I had to do some printing. I think I ended up with about 25 prints.
The top row is gelli prints on muslin, the middle row is botanical prints on silk broadcloth that were dipped in indigo at the end of their two hour steam bath and the bottom row is botanical prints on silk broadcloth. Some of these will be used in my weekly leaf series, the rest will go in my stash and they may show up next year in a weekly series.

2018 Weekly Leaf #38
I'm starting five weeks of prints done with soy wax and indigo.

2018 Daily Stitching #2 is done!

117 Days
May 25, 2018 - September 18, 2018

2018 daily stitching #3 has been started, I took yesterday off so it starts today.

before stitching
After todays stitching.

Here are the finished four.
The current one will be the last in this series.

I'll be linking up to "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching".

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Daily #2 almost finished

This week has flown by and I don't have a whole lot to show, but my house is cleaner and the studio is organized, at least by my standards. Tomorrow is the SAQA mini group meeting here, mini because there's not very many of us in this region. I'll try to remember to take pictures, we will be seeing part of the trunk show and doing some indigo.

2018 Daily Stitching #2 days 106-112

Almost done, just the bottom right corner left to do.

2018 Weekly Leaf #37

Before stitching
After stitching

This is the last of the eco/botanical prints, next up are the ones done with soy wax and indigo.

I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching "

Thursday, September 6, 2018

A couple new wet cyan pieces

I've found that if I reward myself with some playtime, I actually get some studio organization done. Playtime this week was a couple of wet cyanotype prints and I love how they came out. I did some large leaves from my back yard.

This is from a locust that is growing where it's not supposed to, the background is 24" h x 15" w.

This one is from my grape vine, about 16" x16".

I finished the stitching on the two indigo silk pieces, they just need some hanging sleeves and labels, I have no idea what to name them.

Thanks to everyone that commented on their favorite layout for the four inch squares, it was pretty evenly divided between the 2nd and 3rd layout. I've sewn the pieces together in rows, but I haven't sewn the rows together yet so I still have both options available. I'm leaning toward this way.

This is how my design wall looks right now, I've got plenty to work on.

2018 Weekly Leaf week #36

before stitching

After stitching

2018 Daily Stitching #2 days 99-105
More background and french knots.

I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching"

Thursday, August 30, 2018


In a couple of weeks I will be hosting our local SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Association) group and we will have a part of SAQA's traveling trunk show here. This means that Studio B needs to be cleaned and organized somewhat so that we have a spot for  the trunk show. We are also going to be doing some indigo and eating lunch. I've been gradually organizing and putting things away and have made some progress but I keep finding things to play with. Last weekend I was putting some paints
on the shelf where they belonged and in the box with the paints was a pile of 4 inch squares of white fabric fused to flannel. Now this box has been sitting here waiting for me to put the contents away since the end of 2016, they were the leftovers from the daily stitching of gelli prints.
The paints got put away and as I picked up the fabrics I had this immediate urge to dip them in indigo, so the organizing stopped and the play began.

This is how they looked while they were still wet after rinsing.

After ironing I played with a few setting options, but haven't made a decision yet.

Does anyone have a favorite layout or suggestion?

2018 Weekly Leaf #35

Before stitching
After stitching

2018 Daily Stitching #2 days 92 -98

I thought I had fixed my problem with not getting comments sent to my email, but it only worked one week, ugh!

I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching"

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Stitching between the hexagons

Studio time this week was minimal, but I did get some more hand stitching done on the 2 indigo and hexagon pieces. The first one has all the blue lines stitched and I'm now adding triangles in the open spaces.

The second piece now has the hexagons appliqu├ęd on and a row of stitches between them.

The color is truer in the first photo.

2018 Weekly Leaf #34

before stitching


2018 Daily Stitching #2, days 85 - 91

I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Stitching Sunday".