Thursday, June 15, 2017

A Play Day

Last Friday Lisa and Kathleen drove out to Weiser for a play day. I had a  fresh indigo pot, soy wax  and all sorts of clamps and plexiglass glass shapes ready to go. We played with a variety of fabrics and created some really cool designs.

Here's Lisa tying some organza with bright orange yarn.

The organza soaking in water.

Holding up the finished piece.

Kathleen checking on a piece hanging to dry.

A few shots of texture and pattern.

I found 8 vintage linen napkins in my stash, they are now blue and white, each with a different pattern.
We had a great time, it is so good to have friends to play with!

Last year I had over dyed about 10 pieces of hand dyed cotton, yesterday I added 15 more pieces to it.
I did them late yesterday and stuck them up on my design wall as I ironed them. I need to square them up and maybe play with placement a bit before sewing them together.

I've finished both of the cyanotype pieces.

This one has  contour stitching around the leaves and hand stitched veins on each leaf.

This one has straight stitching overall.

Weekly Stitching
Signs of Life:The five universal shapes

2017 Daily stitching #2, days 3-9
A bunch of french knots to start with.

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


  1. What a fun playdate. I especially like the shibori that looks like feathers. And your daily stitching, of course.

  2. You are so productive! It must be so nice to have "playmates" to dye with. Did you use regular poly organza in the indigo, or was it silk organza?

  3. Those indigo dyes can all go in so many wonderful directions. I am envious of your French knot productivity. I was working on a small piece that I was filling with knots and it seems to be taking forever.

  4. Wow! Those are gorgeous. Love all the blues and the leaves and feathers.

  5. Looks like a fun day! The patterns you created are wonderful! You will have a great time making things with all of your new fabric... your hand stitching projects are always interesting too.

  6. Oh it looks like so much fun!
    Enjoy your stitching today!

  7. Wow some great dying results you got. Fun to see the hand stitching on it too.

  8. When you play you make very beautiful items.

  9. Is that Weiser Idaho? I have such good memories from Weiser. I had an aunt, uncle, and cousins living there years and years ago. What a beautiful place it was. Your fabric dying is fascinating.