Thursday, June 28, 2018

A Finish

I finished a piece this week that I can't remember when it was started, it's something that I'd pickup on occasion and work on. It's a piece of repurposed fabric that was bought at a yard sale several years ago. It's been rusted and tea stained, stitched, and then encased in gel medium on a  11" x 14" painted canvas.





I woke up this morning with an idea to add rust to a few of my old indigo pieces. I've rummaged through what I have and pulled out these four.


They are now out in Studio B with a few strategically placed rusty bits on them, hopefully next week I'll be able to show some transformed pieces.

We are expecting a great granddaughter in September so I've started a quilt for her, a rather simple star quilt in the fabric that coordinates with the room decor (at least I hope it does).

2018 Weekly Leaf #26, halfway through the year!

Before stitching
After stitching



2018 Daily Stitching #2, days 29-35



Background and some peacock colored french knots while I try to figure out what to do with the blobs in the upper fight corner.

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

17 comments:

  1. I love the first piece - wonderful textures and the leaf piece - both fabulous!....and of course I'm always in love with your stitching...You are a master at it!

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  2. Lovely! Especially love the texture and color of your daily stitching piece!

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  3. What a difference a few hundred stitches make. :) You have a way of making your leaves come to life.

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    1. Thanks, I'm always amazed at the difference .

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  4. Another great leaf! What are you going to do with all of them?

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    1. I'm going to mount each one on mat board so that they are ready to frame and hang, and sell them, at least that's the plan.

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  5. Your patience with hand-stitching, dyeing and rusting astounds me. I always love your leaf prints. The background stitching really adds something to the piece. Congratulations on the great granddaughter. I look forward to seeing that quilt.

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    1. Thanks, I think if it's something you love to do, patience isn't required. I don't have the patience to do counted cross stitch!

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  6. Oh your stitches change everything, just wonderful!

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  7. So much texture in the top piece, I love the combination of tea, rust and fabric

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  8. Can't wait to see what the rust creates on those pieces!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

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