Saturday, May 28, 2005

The sun is shining and I'm indoors dyeing!

After a miserable start the sun is now shining and it is a gorgeous afternoon. But where am I? Indoors dyeing! Lovely colours which are reflected in the sunshine outdoors but as I stir the dye pots I yearn to be in the garden which badly needs my attention. Perhaps I will play hooky for a wee while and continue to dye tonight when its dark. I bought some lovely yarns while I was in town. Super boucle types and fringy and bobbly. All sorts for different textures. A lovely greeny brown that will make wonderful seaweed on something and a fringy pinky turquoise which could be a fan dancers fan!

I want to try out a technique for sewing curves that I saw demonstrated on QNN. It was sew simple! However I have found that lots of things look sew simple until I try to do them and then its all down hill!

The picture is a piece of cotton that I painted and then didn't know what to do with it as it was on the small side. So in the end I stipple quilted it varying the stippling from small to medium to give a varied effect. What to do with it now I don't know. Perhaps a bolster cushion? I shall have to ponder. The stipple quilting made the flowers stand up in a very 3D way which isn't so obvious from the picture. And I sewed beads in the centres. I had some lovely yellowy brown glass beads which were just ideal for this. One flower like this could be used as a motif in a crazy patchwork piece. Hmm.....brain racing away again with loads of ideas coming to mind. Its no wonder I don't get anything done! I'm always off at a tangent with new ideas. I need a gnome or two to do the work!

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