Here in the Northwest we are experiencing a record breaking heatwave and let me tell you it is hot!
These are Phoenix temperatures not Idaho temperatures. My garden is on a drip system but the plants are really looking stressed. I'm so happy we had central air installed a few years ago. It's about 100 degrees F right now (2:40 pm) and our hottest time of the day is usually between 5 and 6pm, so it's going to get warmer.
I realized today that I never did a blog post last week, I guess I was busier than I thought. It was fiddle week , and I did spend some time volunteering. We also had company for a few days, so I guess those are my excuses for not posting.
The Weekly Leaf
I took a workshop on Katano sewing machine stitched shibori from Ana Lisa Hedstrom while I was at the SAQA Conference in May. Here are a few of my samples and pictures of her work.
I decided to try and do leaves with this technique, my leaves look nothing like the designs she gets but I'm finding them usable and I learned some things that I need to improve on.
This is my pile of samples after dying but before removing the stitches.
After the stitches have been removed and the fabric ironed.
More of these may show up as the year progresses.
This week I did a blueprint with a couple of leaves I had picked up after a bit of a wind.
In the sun.
Daily Stitching updates
Silk Fragments #170-#180
Sari Ribbon #98-#108
Linked to "Off the Wall Friday"