Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Selvages Transformed...

From this:
selvages woven in a hoop--no foundation weaving


to this:




The fabric was a thrift store find a couple of weeks ago and I didn't see the little village it held until I opened up the fabric at home. Need to decide how I want to stitch this. The selvaged weaving was tea dyed to tone down the white. Click on the photos for a closer view.

12 comments:

Notjustnat said...

The village at the bottom is to die for, oh uh, what a great find. It looks better after tea dyed - Hugs Nat

Sujata said...

What a nice surprise to unfold! Love your selvage Moon.

karen said...

beautiful....it stands so proud too.

ger said...

A village on the fabric, and a city on the moon...

Penny Berens said...

Deanna, I once saw a bed size quilt made of nothing but selvages - quite amazing. Aren't they harder to stitch through?

Tammie Lee said...

this is a wonderful idea for weaving, so cleaver and a wonderful outcome!!

cristina said...

you mean to say, the village was already there
and you didn't realize this until getting
home?
i love what ger said! so true!

also, i bookmarked the link you shared.
that place is going to take some time.
much more that a "lookie see"
my head is swimming........

deanna7trees said...

that's right cristina. what you're seeing was printed right on the fabric and was not discovered until i unrolled the fabric that was bundled with tape at the thrift store. i think i may embellish the houses with sheer fabric and stitches.

T said...

a great way to use us selvage bits and pieces deanna, and it looks just fantastic.

I can see that there has been a lot of weaving going on here in the last few weeks.

xt

Velma said...

very nice.

Martha Tsihlas said...

What a nice surprise, the village. Isn't addictive to do the weavings?
Nice work Deanna...keep on blogging.

Anonymous said...

Hi Deanna,
what a lovely blog. how wonderful is that piece you found. i go into the charity shops just for that purpose. looking for fabric, buttons lace anything to do with fibre and handwork. i love the houses on the piece, and your use of selvedges is very clever. isn't wonderful to be retired? we get to do whatever we want.
majichands
aka, cheryl harper

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