Thursday, August 16, 2018

More indigo

While sitting in my chair working on my daily stitching, my container of vintage drapery silk samples  caught my eye and I just knew I had to try them with some indigo. Within an hour I had these hanging on my design wall.

Now I must confess that I do things like this all the time, look at them and not know what to do with them, fold them up and put them away. This time I posted this picture on instagram, made a comment about what am I going to do with them and Sue Reno responded with a whole list of things I could do with them. One of those was to use the fabric as background for appliqué, which is something I rarely do, but for some reason it stuck with me. The following morning I started pulling things out and after making a bit of a mess found some silk hexagons that had been prepped for stitching about six years ago, a few were just the right color and I had the start of something new.

The piece on the right is just pinned together. The piece on the left has the hexagons appliquéd down  and the hand stitching has begun.

Two of the other pieces are very light weight silk and will become scarves, the rest have been folded up and put away for now. I do have more of the samples and will most likely be dipping more into the indigo pot.

You can find me on Instagram as @thrulindaseyes

2018 Weekly Leaf #33

I've started using the botanical prints I showed last time.

Before stitching

2018 daily Stitching #2 days 78 - 84

More french knots this week.

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


  1. how convenient that you just happened to have those silk hexagons lying around!

    how remarkable that you knew where to find them!!!!!!!!

    they look great

    1. Thanks Kathy, I'm usually amazed that I actually know where I store stuff.

  2. OH MY……I’m loving the indigo designs!!

  3. Your daily practice of stitching is so clearly worth it. The stitching emphasizes without overwhelming your indigo dye. Stunning, as always.

  4. I agree with Kathy Loomis ... it is amazing that you know where your things are! Love the leaf! Susan

  5. Oh how fun! I love how this creative process works and thread by thread becomes something new and wonderful!
    Enjoy your slow stitching today!

  6. Amazing...I love your efforts with the indigo! Your french knots are fun...I love stitching those! It's amazing what a difference the stitching makes on your leaf -- gorgeous! :)

  7. I love orange and blue together...the extra stitches by hand really show off the hexies and the dye design. When I retire, I want to sew everyday. Working full time gets in the way now

  8. I love the simplicity of stitching between hexies….well done!!