Monday, February 20, 2017

Week 7 of Seventy days to 70

Only 21 more days to go! I'm having fun revisiting things I've saved, old supplies and leftovers.

 #43 Gelli print with textile paint and hot glue stencil
 #44 Sharpies and alcohol 
 #45 Selvedge from hand dyed silk and french knots
 #46 Stamped with found objects and textile paint, stitching over a found plastic ring
 #47 Used teabags fused with leaves photocopied on to cotton fabric, also fused
 #48 Collage of Chinese papers
#49 Silk screen print on background of diluted dynaflow

Weekly Stitching, Signs of Life;The Five Universal Shapes, week #8

Daily Stitching updates

Shades of Orange #338-344

2017 Daily stitching 

A week of yellow, light blue and pale green french knots

On the knitting scene I've started a green top down sweater and another pair of socks. No pictures yet.

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

Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentine Postcards

Every year I make a few Valentine Postcards for the young people in my life. This year I made some hot glue stencils.

I used these with red paint and a gelli plate to print both positive and negative images.

Fused them to timtex interfacing.
Added some stitching, a backing, more stitching on the edges and then they were done and in the mail. I forgot to take pictures of the finished cards, but I'm sure you get the idea.

These are the socks I finished. Much to my surprise they came out matching. I never try to make them match, but the self striping yarn did it for me.

Also got the binding on the black and white quilt, but I need to get better photos so the stitching shows.

Seventy Days to 70 , #36-42  Last week I had several questions about the milk filters. They are about 4 1/2" round made of an interfacing type material and are white. I've challenged myself to do something to one a day leading up to my 70th birthday. I have to use materials that I have on hand and as you can see I have stuff.

 #36 Hand dyed rick rack, fused on
 #37 Painted gauze, scrunched and dried on the filter, square beads
 #38 hand printed fabric scrap fused, stitching
 #39 Origami folded square of hand dyed fabric, filter painted with dyna flow
 #40 Painted with Dyna flow, stenciled with Shiva paintstiks
 #41Pan pastels, stenciled, stitched
#42 Textile painted applied with hand carved stamp, french knots

Weekly Stitching, The Five Universal Shapes 

Week #7

Daily Stitching updates

Shades of Orange #331-337

2017 Daily Stitching

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

Monday, February 6, 2017

Halfway on the Seventy Days to 70 project

Today marks the halfway point for my Seventy days project with the milk filters. I must say so far this has been fun and I've had no problem coming up with ideas. Some I'm real happy with, others I wonder what I was thinking, but the important part is that I did something that day.


 #29 metallic paint onWonderUnder, fused to hand painted fabric,
fused to the milk filter, embroidery stitches
 #30 Stencil and mask used with Shiva paintstik, outlined with identipen
 #31 Painted with liquid acrylics, embellished with tyvek beads
 #32 Painted with acrylic, embellished with shisha mirror and hand embroidery
 #33 Gelli printed hand with a mask, colored in with a sharpie
#34 Caron D'ache Neocolor ll water soluble crayon 
#35 Dynaflow paint, free motion machine stitched

Weekly Stitching, The Five Universal Shapes

Daily Stitching updates

Shades of Orange #324-330

2017 Daily stitching

Lots of blue french knots this week

I've finished a couple of my knitting projects, remembered to take a picture of the cowl, maybe the socks next week.

I love the cowl, the wrinkles on the neck not so much. The cowl is made from  alpaca, silk and merino wool yarn and is incredibly soft and warm.

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