Friday, July 25, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
I had a damask linen piece that had probably been a tablecloth. Sometime in the past, I spray dyed it. Circles seemed to go with it, so I applied Ultrasuede ones on it thinking that the edges wouldn't fray and nothing would need to be done to them. Wrong. To punch up the design, I hand stitched around them. Leather needles are the way to go with Ultrasuede. The stitching on the linen was much easier.
The detail shows the echo quilting. That seems to be my method for art quilts right now. It's about 40" by 28".
Monday, July 21, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
A friend is moving to a new, smaller house and gave me lots of her roving. As a Thank you, I made this needlecase. I figure a useful item is a better idea.
It is needlefelted by machine and hand stitched with #3 Perle Cotton. I do love to stitch on felt.
The lining is a batik and fused in place then edge stitched by machine. The pages are flannel cut with a pinking blade in the rotary cutter. Closed it's 5" by 7". I hope she likes it.