Monday, 12 November 2018

Indigo Dyeing, Leaf Hammering, Bookmarks and Mug Mats !!!

12th November 2018

I have had a great weekend with my creative friend Jo, my first weekend visitor. The weather was mixed but we did manage two walks and create using some of the fantastic leaves that are all around us at the moment.....


Jo collected a variety of leaves, a length of washed cotton fabric, a cutting mat and hammer and produced this beautiful piece of fabric! 



First sample, the left image has some stitching.


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I made up a small Indigo Vat and dyed a couple of samples...

...washed cotton, folded and stitched over the fold using double thread...


....pulled tight...


....few minutes in the vat and I am pleased with the result!


....this pattern was made by concertina folding the fabric and securing tightly with 4 elastic bands...


....I am going to experiment with a variety of fabrics and resists this week.

Our craft group have also been making samples and these will be shared on Wednesday, hope I remember to take photos!

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Finished and mounted my beach scene...


....made Mug Mats using pieces of my eco/rusted fabrics..


....and some Bookmarks using embroidered ribbon from my stash....


...a very productive and enjoyable week.