The background fabric is indigo dyed (on a recent trip to my friend Nat's) and some of the threads were dyed by her friend Lynda...the lighter coloured thread she eco dyed. I love stitching with it, such a beautiful neutral colour. You will also see a few thread beads in there, Jude Hills influence. Over the past few years Judy and Jude have inspired many cloths.
Another inspiration for this piece was Australian Aboriginal art. I love aboriginal mark making and I'm always drawn to the repetitive style of some of their work...be it dots or lines, it tells a story. This really appeals to me and I am going to make a series of these cloths.
When visiting Judy Martins blog this weekend she had posted a wonderful tutorial on making reverse applique dots. This little nine patch uses the method in her tutorial, but I think I used a bigger spool than Judy. The first few were quite untidy (stitches showing), but I refined them as I went along. I am very happy with this little nine patch with dots...thank you Judy. Again I used some of the fabric from my indigo dyeing with Nat, the colour is quite washed out in the photo though.
Have a wonderful week and enjoy the festive season.
GO TO WHERE YOU WANT TO BE,
AND THE RESOURCES WILL FOLLOW.