A week has gone by since the last post, I am determined to keep a regular update from now on.
While my room was being reorganised I wasn't completely idle, even though working with my stash scattered all over the flat was difficult.
I have been doing some short half day courses with Coleg Harlech, last term we were printing fabrics, natural dyeing and rust dyeing
I enjoyed the rust dyeing, the fabrics used below are calico, cotton, Lutradur, scrim and even the plastic bags the rusty bits were resting on.
I used the Lutradur squares to make a booklet, they started off 12 " square and became a 6" folding book.
One page rusted with washers.
Another rusted with nails
I love how this book can be placed different ways to show off the pages
A paper version sitting along side
My natural dye experiments were not very successful as I was on holiday the week we were covering it in class, I don't have much greenery in my garden and most of the best berries had gone by the time I had a play at home.
It was interesting to have a go, but I don't think I will be doing any more
This term we are covering stitch, mainly hand stitch and also reverse applique and faux chenille.
I am enjoying rediscovering hand stitch, as I am working on some new items of my own at the moment I am keeping my samples for this term small.
This was the first stitch sample, using lots of the fabrics from last term.