I've been stitching these 'raggedy hearts' for a few friends for a Valentines Day swap. I've used some lovely old battenburg lace from an old doiley of my mums, Some sari silk and lovely floral embroidered sheer fabric that I have been hoarding forever. The hearts themselves were old linen blend fabric samples. Lots of recycling and stitching fun.
The fabrics below are from a workshop I did on the weekend with Ro Bruhn..... gelatin prints. I loooove gelatin printing and it was so much fun creating different patterns and colours. We used anything and everything....old egg cartons, bubble wrap (one of my favourites), indian print blocks, stamps, embossed fabrics and papers...FUN class and I look forward to including these fabrics in some cloths soon.
Jude Hills online workshop, Advanced Cloth Weaving. I made the little cloth below weaving without a foundation. You finish with such a light and soft piece of cloth. Initially I was thinking I would use this piece (all fabrics gifted from my friend Dot and sister Lee) in a boro cloth I intend to make this year. But, after visiting the class site and seeing what everyone is doing...I'm not sure. Jude has made a beautiful cushion, others incorporated the pieces in clothing, boro style. So much to see and so much inspiration as always in Judes classes.
Close up of small boro type cloth.
ONE SHOULD ABSORB
THE COLOUR OF LIFE
-OSCAR WILDE -
Wishing you all a wonderful and colourful week.