Monday, September 26, 2016

Indigo, soy wax, solar fast, gelli prints and more

Last week I had a wonderful group of six creatives spend a couple of days in Studio B. The first day they got an overview of all the different techniques and then on the second day they got to play to their hearts content with what ever appealed to them the most. It seemed that each one had their own favorite thing to do. I did manage to take a few pictures, mainly of the indigo hanging on the line to dry.

Before they came I had sent some links to show them how to do some hand stitched resists, Joann did some wonderful stitching and here she is taking out all the stitching after the indigo dip.
These are two of her pieces.

They also did some folds with machine stitched resist and here is one of them.

The whole group busy creating.

As we wrapped up on the first night we did some ice dying and let the ice melt over night. This is how they looked first thing in the morning.

And after washing out.

Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of everything else they did.

The Weekly Leaf

I picked up a maple leaf on a morning walk and use it on the gelli plate, I had one to stitch and one for another time.


Daily Stitching updates

gelli prints #264-270

Shades of orange #191-197

As usual I'll be linking up to "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching", both have some wonderful blogs to check out.


  1. I love seeing the larger indigo resist pieces. Such fun patterns you guys generate!!

  2. Linda, now that I am experimenting with hand stitching, I find myself zeroing in on that daily practice of yours. Do you have a favorite thread/yarn you use for stitching? It looks more substantial than DMC. Since you are clearly comfortable with dying - do you ever dye your own?

  3. What a fun post . . . all the color! Your stitching is lovely; it's easy to see you're passionate about it! :)

  4. Looks like everyone had fun with their colourful projects, including you!

  5. Oh, I just LOVE what you did with that maple leaf. Beautiful and so creative. I might have to go for a walk and see what I can find for some inspiration today. Thank you!

  6. Those indigo pieces are lovely and the Maple leaf piece you done is simply a beauty, I am thinking of trying something similar with a sycamore leaf from my tree. The group was indeed creative.

  7. What a fabulous class! Wish I could attend!
    Such gorgeous pieces were created!
    I just love the texture you create with your stitches!