sometimes the inside/backside of mending/stitching is more interesting than the front/right side...
I thought about adding eyes, nose and mouth to this one...Santa??
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
thinking, rearranging, planning...I've been rearranging the blog template...finding what feels more like 'me'...this might be it, not sure yet...tossing around ideas...doing some stitching on the painting shirt...still floating ideas about it...
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
stitch four 2 1/2" strips (width of fabric or whatever your scrap width is); cut into squares; turn a square a quarter turn; place squares right sides together and stitch all the way around all four sides (1/4" seam)
open each section and press toward the longer strip (in this case, toward the blue and the stripped)
Friday, December 9, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
November's full moon is sometimes called the Frost Moon. The contents of a hibiscus teabag were emptied onto a vintage cotton napkin, wrapped with mystery wire, covered with vinegar/salt water and left under the November moon. A mystery metal clamp was added for weight. It will be left to cure for several days and then rinsed and pressed. Patience, oh, patience --- then it will be opened...
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Green privet hedge branches hammered onto sleeves have imprinted mystery trees. I've used permanent art pens to lightly enhance the trunk and branches. Stitching follows...
Sunday, November 6, 2011
I need larger pockets to carry the little findings on my Sunday walk with Racer. Inspirational designs, leaves, a swirl of flattened aluminum can, mystery metal bits.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
And again my long ago white painting shirt goes into 'the pot'...oak, walnut and assorted metal bits...for a week long soak. A nearby burn pile yielded a metal clasp from a racing 5-point harness, which I think has given the grayish tint. After drying, resting and a light wash I'll see what appears.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Since my life is like a shotgun --- blasts here and there --- this quilt for my granddaughter is for Halloween 2012.
(the burgundy fabric is the work wall)
This leaf, placed between muslin squares, left nice warm reddish marks after being hammered. I then pressed the leaf sandwich with a steam iron and let it cool. After curing for a few days, I'll rinse the cloth and see what remains. If the leaf had been juicier, the leaf ink might have marked better. But I'm well pleased with this experiment. Gathering various marked, dipped and dyed cloths for a Winter project has been a project in itself. Nature provides...
Sunday, October 16, 2011
... like a Rorschach test on my orange kitchen countertop ... letting it 'set' for a few days to see the results ...
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
... thrift store tablecloth...left in the walnut/oak pot for a few weeks...now hanging under the October full moon and overnight rain...