Monday, February 24, 2014

Copying a skirt

Early in January one of my grand daughters texted me about skirt that she found on the internet and loved, but it was no longer available. Could I make one? How could I turn her down?  A trip to a fabric store with picture in hand, I found a pattern that was close enough and fabric that would work. Then the whole works sat in the studio untouched for several weeks. This weekend I finally spent a few hours and made the skirt that looks almost the same as the one she loved.

 The picture of the skirt and the almost copy.

Today it went into the mail, hope it fits!

The Weekly Leaf, week #8

This week I used Jacquards Color magnet, screened onto a previously dyed pale tan fabric. Then the piece was over dyed green, the area where the color magnet had been screened on took the dye darker  than the rest of the piece.

 The screen is an old one that I had made from an image I cut from black paper in a Notan exercise.

After dyeing.

Daily Stitching Projects

Indigo and Rice #343 -#348

Line dance #50 - #55


  1. I never heard of Color Magnet, but I looked it up. Very interesting, I should try it. The stitching you've done around the leaf, the French knots and varied size of seed stitch bring it to another level. You should write a book!

  2. This is the best yet! And yes, a book. As you are doing this year long journey keep that in mind. I'll bet a publisher would jump at this idea.

    1. Thanks, I'm not sure if I'm up to a book, but it is in the back of my mind.

  3. Beautiful - and the stitching is really impressing !