Sunday, April 10, 2011

The latest in dyeing and stitching...

I'm working on several things at once --- I know, so what else is new--- and was inspired by a fellow SEW clothmate to work in red. I've also been stitching on some of the cloth from the wrapt tree project that will be used on a small child's rocker. The image is from the Nazca Lines in Peru. Encountered something strange with the arashi shibori this week. A section of silk organza would not pick up any dye. The organza is the same I used last week and has been washed and soaked before dyeing. It's almost as if spots of the organza is coated in something that is impenetrable. Anybody else ever encounter this? Here are a few pics.

arashi shibori bound with fine linen thread. white spots resisted dye.

cloth from wrapt tree project stitched with Nazca Line hummingbird

a peek at a red heart grid inspired by a clothmate on SEW

10 comments:

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

LOVE your hummingbird! The stitching makes the cloth so inviting! I wanted to reach through the computer screen to touch it! You 9 patch is wonderful. I love your knotted heart in the middle. Is this "HuGGs and KiSSes"? Your arashi shibori is lovely. The right picture reminds me of rippling water in the Caribbean maybe?!

HuGGs!
:~) Debi

Herm said...

I had commented in SEW but i want to say again that I liked the humingbird image and the cloth that you stitched it on, very clever!

Notjustnat said...

The hummingbird image uh how cool. Are you going to shibori it? The nine patch heart is gorgeous. Can't wait to see how you will stitch it - Hugs Nat

liniecat said...

Thats angels breath, one must have been peering over your shoulder and got caught out!
That piece is blessed by curiosity!
I like it!Bet you cant catch them out again though, so hope you didnt want a matching piece!
lol

stitchinglife2 said...

The silk shibori is very pretty; you've got a lovely effect there. Lovely stitched cloths too.

Storycloth said...

Hi ! Your Nazca line stitching is a very interesting way to work with your wrapt cloth - sympathetic and mutually enhancing. And I think your heart cloth is very well designed. Appealing in every way. Gilly

PJ said...

oh my...what a wonderful selection of insiring projects! Love the hummingbird and your dyed cloth is beautiful....wow. Fun to see your heart cloth at a different angle too

woman with wings said...

Deanna, you've been a busy bee! I like the white on that silk organza, makes it look feathery, like peacock feathers only blue & white. Love the cheer of the red & white and the embroidery . . . well, I can see that Mercury Retrograde isn't getting you down at all!!

karen said...

I am especially drawn to the last image Deanna, I like the overall composition and textures. Thanks for the link too!

Hoola Tallulah said...

Goodness, you have been busy! The shibori dyed cloth is divine!

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