Sunday, July 1, 2012

some things that need recording...

i have been enjoying Karen Ruane's latest class, An Embroiderer's Ledger. journaling is something i've done on and off through my life but i really never stick with it. i'd much rather be stitching or dyeing or doing some other kind of needlework. i'm learning new ways of analyzing images and bringing them forward into stitch.

my first ledger pages

trying to find time for lots of other things as well:

making my first hat to learn to use circular and double pointed needles

adding beads and weaving to a bobbin lace piece in progress

a bit of eco-dyeing on silk velvet and scrim

some more eco-dyeing on different types of silk
so my time is filled with wonderful projects. hope you are enjoying your time as well.

20 comments:

nandas said...

i like that page in your journal... its such a good exercise. a journal like that is the only kind i keep anymore. notes from classes i have taken and different assignments. i haven't taken one of karens classes but would like to some day. you do so many interesting and beautiful things!

Rachel said...

I shall be very interested to see where the ledger course takes you...!

liniecat said...

I couldnt justify the course just now but did fancy doing it.......love that velevt! and the natty sock needle end too!!!

handstories said...

this ledger class really interests me, but i can't take on anything new right now. so i'll enjoy your's & other's. & really like the color combos on your lace.

Jeannie said...

I peeked in on the flicker page for your journal class, and oh my! It looks like so much fun and I love what you all are doing. The fabrics you have dyed are gorgeous! Silk velvet - swoon! Wishing you a fun filled week.

susan christensen said...

The eco dyeing is very intriguing. You are having all kinds of fun! -sus

blandina (aracne) said...

I am working on one project for an exhibition, I have been doing little else later and I relise now that I am lacking an important part of my creative life. Time to go back to do some knitting or sewing. Thanks for waking me up!
The tatting looks like a special piece.

karen said...

love what you are doing with the bobbin lace Deanna.

Notjustnat said...

Good to know I'm not the only one learning new things.
I love the look of what Karen is doing in her class. I wish I have another in the week to join you. Great result with you dye...

Nancy said...

Love that ledger page...the colors, the dressed up little lamb! The dyework came out great, as did the addition of beads and weave! I love that handy little sock :) So cute. Such a pleasure to visit and see all you are up to!

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

you'll be ready for cooler days if they ever come. i like the colour on the hat. i've knitted so many hats in my days - since they are so quick and easy that i'll never wear them all but they are fun to make and especially to use up scrap left-over yarn - boro style! they dye work is really cool look - both is temperature cool and "groovy" cool. (i can't believe i said that. yes, good to have project await and keep busy in these "warm" days. everything you do is always so pretty. (i'm struggling with week 1- #3! btw...as in it's taking time) cheers

Ginny Huber said...

I always enjoy seeing all the things you are up to Deanna...and will be looking forward to seeing more about the ledger, too.

Anita said...

Eco-dyeing is interesting!I always enjoy your posts about natural dyeing.Love your ledger page,did something similar in a design class while doing my graduation,it's helped me a lot.It's great that you are having fun learning so many new things :)

Peggy said...

Deanna, wonderful workings here -- it is never boring at your house, I can see! The ledger looks especially enticing -- I can feel myself inching towards a journal page maybe sometime soon. I think it's hotter in Denver than it is in Austin, how about that?

deemallon said...

you continue to amaze me with how much you do every week! the ledger will be great fun, I think... although for me, saving magazines AND fabric scraps?!!! a bit of a problem. I really love the hexagon dyed fabric in the last pictures... is that the silk or the scrim? really nice.

deanna7trees said...

thanks, dee. they are labeled. the first one is scrim and the last one is a silk/linen combination.

neki desu said...

that scrim is a winner

Els said...

Ahhh Deanna, great seeing you busy busy like that ;-)
Another of Karen's classes (thought so !)
Your bobbin lace is beautiful !
You're doing very well with your deying !!!!!!

ali said...

what great pages! you've been so busy! I've been watching, following along with Karen's course, but not doing--yet.

Drucilla Pettibone said...

ooh, i almost took karen's course - now i wish i had!! maybe next time. keep us posted!

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