Saturday, April 23, 2011

A little bit of garden, stitch and shibori

I'm working on several things at once as usual. Some pieces are just waiting around for some more inspiration. Glennis posted the last shibori lesson but i have just done a little bit of experimenting with that. The garden is taking some of my time these days. It's been weeks since we've had any rain so I'm having to water the potted plants every evening and the yard twice a week as we are on a restricted watering schedule.

looks like this bird is in need of some straw for his nest

some 'beating hearts'. a cotton sandwich with silk shibori in between

just playing around with some ideas

not very successful shibori on cotton dyed with beet juice and liquid from seed pods soaked in water

9 comments:

PJ said...

Love your Heart Beats piece....love it.

Patricia said...

The eco colours are so subtle - very cool!!

karen said...

I love how you've laid the threads? cords? over the hearts, it's so effective.

handstories said...

your blue shibori is so beautiful. and I like the beet juice dying...you don't?

deanna7trees said...

cindy--just not what i expected. the one with the circles developed some staining and the other doesn't show what the stitching intended. i guess it's part of the learning process.

Suzanna said...

I like the shibori too...the patterns are appealing to me and warm...

woman with wings said...

The beating hearts are wonderful and I can't wait to see what your playing around ends up looking like! I love those colors, I'm not understanding though -- did you dye both the blues and the purples?

Jacky said...

I really *like* your dyeing with beets Deanna...wonderful, subtle hues.
I love the thread through the hearts in your heart cloth...lovely effect.

Hope you're having a lovely Easter.

Jacky xox

helen said...

Your 'not very successful' shibori looks very lovely to me Deanna....so soft and subtle.

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